Veterans' Memorial Project

Walter Newton Forester

DuQuoin, IL

World War II

College: Communications

Graduation Year: 1939

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 07/02/1917

Date of Death: 08/14/1942

Affiliations: Beta Theta Pi; Alpha Tau Sigma; Scabbard and Blade; Captain, University Brigade

Lt. Forester served with the 409th Signal Company, Aviation. He was in the Bataan Death March, and died at Cabanatuan POW Camp, Philippine Islands. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

-submitted by Andy Bull, Great Nephew; and information taken from Web site above and University records

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