Veterans' Memorial Project
Leland Wayne Cramer
World War II
Captain Cramer was a surivor of the Bataan death march and the bombing of 2 Japanese prison ships (the Oryoku Maru in Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines and the Enoura Maru at Takao, Formosa), but died of dysentery and malnutrition in Moji, Japan; the Fukuoka #3 POW Camp. A member of the regular Army, Captain Cramer was commissioned in July, 1937, and went to the Philippines in October, 1941, as Captain in the 26th Cavalry under Brig. Gen. Clinton A. Pierce ’18. Before the Philippines fell he received the Silver Star for heroism.
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