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World War II veteran “Jack” Wilson, 1984

Posted on November 11, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
In November of 1984 Maurice "Jack" Wilson, a former POW in World War II stood in from of a U.S. Army tank in Harrodsburg, which was similar to the ones in his battalion in the Philippines. The tank was donated by the Army as a war memorial to the Mercer County men that served in the 38th Tank Company, Kentucky National Guard from Harrodsburg. His Guard unit was combined with other Guard units to form the 192nd Tank Battalion stationed at Ft. Knox. Wilson and others in his company were captured in 1941 by the Japanese and spent the entire war in a prison camp in Japan. Wilson died in May of 1985. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

In November 1984, Maurice “Jack” Wilson, a former prisoner of war in World War II, stood in front of a U.S. Army tank in Harrodsburg. The tank was similar to the ones in his battalion in the Philippines. The tank was donated by the Army as a war memorial to the Mercer County men who served in the 38th Tank Company, Kentucky National Guard. His Guard unit was combined with other units to form the 192nd Tank Battalion stationed at Fort Knox. Wilson and others in his company were captured in 1941 by the Japanese and spent the entire war in a prison camp in Japan. Wilson died in May 1985.  Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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