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Sgt. George F Bishop

January 25, 1920 ~ July 28, 1942 (age 22) 22 Years Old

Sgt. George Bishop Obituary

George F. Bishop was born on January 25, 1920, in Centralia, Washington; where he resided until enlisting in the army on December 29,1939.  In late 1942, Bishop was a member of Battery K, 3rd Battalion, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, when Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands in December. Intense fighting continued until the surrender of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942, and of Corregidor Island on May 6, 1942.

Thousands of U.S. and Filipino service members were captured and interned at POW camps.  Bishop was among those reported captured when U.S. forces in Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese. Having survived the 65 mile Bataan Death march, Sgt. Bishop succumbed to Dysentery and Diptheria on July 8, 1942.

In early 2018, the remains associated with Common Grave 215 were disinterred and sent to the DPAA laboratory for analysis. In 2023 the DPAA laboratory was able to confirm that the remains X-2875, were that of Sgt. Bishop.

Now, after nearly 85 years, Sgt. Bishop is coming home. He will be laid to rest at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis, Washington on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 1 pm.

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