Pvt. Edward Ercus Grogg Jr.


Born: 11 November 1921 - Erie County, Ohio

Parents: Edward E. Grogg Sr. & Emma Wadsworth-Grogg

   - parents divorced in 1930s 

    - mother married FranK Moore

Siblings: 3 sisters

Occupation: Commercial Fisherman

Inducted:

    - U. S. Army

        - 25 November 40 - Port Clinton, Ohio

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Overseas Duty:

    - Philippine Islands

Engagements: 

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

    - Battle of the Pockets

        - 23 January 1942 - 17 February 1942 

            - tanks sent into pocket to wipe out Japanese

            - Filipino soldiers rode on back of tanks

            - as tanks passed over foxholes, grenades were dropped into foxholes

            - tanks parked over foxholes

            - drivers pivoted tanks by giving power to one track

            - did this until tanks bore their way into foxholes 

Died:

    - 15 February 1942

        - Killed in Action - Battle of Pockets

Place: Tuol Pocket

Buried:

    - Tablets of the Missing - American Military Cemetery - Manila. Philippine Islands

Note: It is very likely that Edward was buried as an "Unknown" at the American

           Military Cemetery since his remains could not be positively identified.


 

 

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