Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Waid, C.)

Release No: 19-125 July 29, 2019 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — Army Pvt. Charlie M. Waid, killed during World War II, was accounted for July 24, 2019.

(Official DoD release will be updated following Primary Next of Kin briefing.)

In late 1942, Waid was a member of the Medical Detachment, 31st Infantry Regiment. Following the Japanese invasion of the Philippines and the fall of Bataan, Waid was taken as a prisoner of war to the Cabanatuan prisoner of war camp. He was reported to have died on Nov. 19, 1942 and was subsequently buried in Common Grave 717, along with other prisoners who died that day.

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