National Headquarters

3201 East Pioneer Parkway #40

Arlington, Texas 76010-5396

817-649-2979

817-649-0109 - FAX

hq@axpow.org

 



 
 
Last Name: 
Peters
First Name Middle Initial:
Edgar
Nick Name:
Pete
Street: 3601 Midwest City & State:  Bryan, TX E-Mail: 
Zip: 77802 Phone: 979-846-2643 Spouse:  
Conflict: WWII Service Branch:  Army Unit: 192nd Tank Bn
Theater: Pacific Where Captured:  Luzon, Phip. Date Captured:  April 9, 1942
Camps Held In:  O'Donnell, Cabanatuan How Long Interned: 
Liberated / repatriated: Date Liberated:  Dec. 31, 1944 Age at Capture: 
Medals Received: Pacific Campaign, One Bronze Star, American Defense with one star, bronze oak leaf cluster. Presidential Citation, Adratic Pacific Campaign medal.
Military Job:  Company: 
Occupation after War:  

 

 

Bio:

Edgar Peters was born August 11, 1915 in Austin County, TX.  He entered the service on March 19, 1941 and was assigned to 192nd TK BN. He was captured on April 9, 1942, Philippines Luzon.  On Bataan he made the death march, went to O'Donnell, volunteered for bridge building detail, spent rest of time at Cabanatuan Prison Camp.  He carried wood for the kitchen, worked in the Jap garden and carried rice for the kitchen.  He was liberated on December 31, 1944.

Peters was discharged July 26, 1945, as corporal. He received the Pacific Campaign, one Bronze star, American Defense with one star, and Presidential Citation.

Married Kathleen on October 2, 1946; they had two children, David and Kathy, and 2 grandsons, Shawn and Chance.  Was an oil refinery construction superintendent.  Died July 18, 1995.

 

 



Return to Biographies

Click Here!