Pete George, a Dallas native, passed away this past week at the age of 93. Mr. George was a Marine, serving in China before WWII, and then in the Phillipines when the war started. Assigned to coastal defense on Corregidor, he fought until he received serious shrapnel wounds in May of 1942. The day after he was wounded, Corregidor fell, and he began 42 months of hell being a POW of the Japanese.
18 months were spent in a prison hospital and then the Cabanatuan prison camp. He was then transferred to Yokkaaichi Prison Camp No. 5, where he remained until liberated in August of 1945.
Mr. George was laid to rest at the DFW National Cemetery, with full military honors.
Godspeed, Mr. George ...