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Biography of Charles M. Aycock

Plum Grove, Texas

Charles Aycock was a corporal in the United States Army. He served in the 200th Coast Artillery Regiment in the Philippines when war broke out in the Pacific. He was on Corregidor when it fell to the Japanese, and was taken prisoner, and was in the Bataan Death March. He was mistreated, beaten and tortured by the Japanese while a POW, which led to his death on November 28, 1942. His maltreatment was reported to the Allies by a survivor of the prison camp. 

He was reared and educated in Plum Grove. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. He is listed on the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

The picture and bio information are courtesy of Perry Giles, Giles Monument Company, Waxahachie, Texas.

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