PACIFIC: Harry Ward, Jr. KIA in Mindoro Islands

Harry Ward, Jr.

(Nov. 29, 1945) – Sgt. Harry Ward Jr., of DeWitt Avenue, was reported killed in action in the Mindoro Islands in the Philippines on Dec. 21. He served with the 240th Engineer Construction Battalion.

Ward entered the Army in January 1943, at age 18. Sgt. Ward took part in invasions of New Guinea, the Solomons, and Leyte.

He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. He is listed as missing in action or buried at sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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