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Evan Frank Bunn

Place of Birth: Indiana, South Bend
Home of record: Milwaukee Wisconsin
Status: POW

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Private First Class Evan Frank Bunn (MCSN: 278783), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, on 25 March 1942. During the course of a heavy bombing attack on Fort Mills, Philippine Islands, a large number of bombs fell on the Kindley Field area setting fire to the 92d Coast Artillery Corps barracks and the wooded area in the vicinity of the 92d Coast Artillery Corps garage. With his comrades, Private First Class Bunn, without regard for personal safety and while enemy planes were operating overhead, succeeded in getting under control a fire which threatened to destroy a fuel storage tank as well as numerous defense installations in that area. This action was rendered more hazardous by the explosion of small caliber ammunition and land mines in the immediate vicinity of the fire fighting.

General Orders: Dispatch April 27, 1942 - Filed on Case 1740-55-65

Action Date: March 25, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company D

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marine Regiment

Prisoner of War Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

Private First Class Evan Frank Bunn (MCSN: 278783), United States Marine Corps, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until returned to U.S. Military control at the end of the war.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947

Action Date: May 6, 1942 - September 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Private First Class

Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands & Japan)