Marvin Dexter Taylor
Sgt. Marvin Dexter Taylor (Harrodsburg Tankers Survivor, WW II) 1923–1947 BIRTH 21 FEB 1923 • Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USADEATH 27 AUG 1947 • He died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA; buried in Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; MEMORIAL ID,72814276 Highest Grade Completed; Elementary school, 8th grade. Occupation; Farm Laborer (He was married with no children.)-- Reference
Sgt. Marvin Dexter Taylor (Harrodsburg Tankers Survivor, WW II)
BIRTH 21 FEB 1923 • Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USA
DEATH 27 AUG 1947 (DIED FROM A SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT WOUND)
He died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA; buried in Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; MEMORIAL ID,72814276
Marvin Taylor was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal service, in 1940, as a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was transferred to Headquarters Company. His unit was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
After fighting the Japanese for four months, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942. He took part in the death march and was held as a POW in the Philippines and Japan.
Marvin Taylor (72814276)
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Pvt. Marvin D. Taylor was born on February 21, 1923, in Graves County, Kentucky, to Raymond Taylor and Nora Cox-Taylor. With his one sister and two brothers, he grew upin Palmore, Kentucky. Marvin left high school after one year and worked as a sheet metal worker.
A draft act was passed in 1940 and Marvin knowing that it was just a matter of time until he would be drafted, enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard to fulfill his one year of military service. The tank had received orders that it would be federalized as D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion.
Marvin re-enlisted in the military on February 7, 1946, and was promoted to Staff Sergeant and assigned to work in the U.S. Army Recruiting Service. With his wife, he resided at 640 Adams in Memphis, Tennessee.
According to his death certificate, S/Sgt. Marvin D. Taylor died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on August 27, 1947, at home in Memphis. It would seem that his time as a POW took its toll on him. S/Sgt. Marvin D. Taylor was buried at Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
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Private Marvin Dexter Taylor enlisted in the Harrodsburg National Guard unit sometime before it was activated in September 1940. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942. He was held at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan where he worked in the Manila Port Area Detail. He was sent to Kamioka POW Camp in Japan and was liberated in September 1945. He died on 27 August 1947.-- Reference