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Rosemead in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Elwood Wiggins

(1912–1942)

 

— Savannah Memorial Park —

 
Elwood Wiggins Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
1. Elwood Wiggins Marker
Inscription.  The son of Lavelle Wiggins, born and raised in El Monte. He joined the Air Corps during World War II and was sent to the Philippines where he was captured by the Japanese. He survived the Battan Death March, where 75,000 American and Filipinos were brutally forced to march 60 miles to prison camps by their captors. He was imprisoned at Camp Cabanatuan, where he died as a Prisoner of War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II.
 
Location. 34° 4.901′ N, 118° 4.024′ W. Marker is in Rosemead, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Valley Boulevard east of Loma Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9263 Valley Blvd, Rosemead CA 91770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Guess, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Andrew J. King (a few steps from this marker); John Guess Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas A. Mayes (a few steps from this marker); Mary Alice Rogers (a few steps from this marker); Archie N. Wiggins
Elwood Wiggins gravestone and marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 1, 2018
2. Elwood Wiggins gravestone and marker
Gravestone reads, “Elwood L Wiggins, California, PFC 7 AAF Materiel SQ, World War II, July 2, 1919 – Oct 21, 1942.”
(a few steps from this marker); Samuel King (a few steps from this marker); Norman C. Morgan (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosemead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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