Ben Pickler Death - Gastonia Gazette, Gastonia, North Carolina
American Kills Jap Woman And Himself TOKYO. March 31 —M>i —Th - —- «"r — a in; nr.st Cavalry Division announced today that Lt. Benjamin H. Pickler Jr.. 30. of Buena Vista, Tenn.. shot _ ---- ..... ...., 'v.i.i. . .:j,ut and killed himself and a Japanese woman in his quarters. Pickler's wife '"'and four-year-old daughter had arrived from the United States Sunday. ' . , Capt. Samuel Frecdman. division public relations officers, snid pick- Icr left this note: "I must kill this woman I love so much.'' Pickler. a postal officer, was an enlisted man before the war. He was commissioned in 1942.