Tistadt, Hugh Aubrey, Jr., Capt

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0302-Infantry Officer
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1942-1945, 0302, Prisoner of War
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1939 - 1945
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Casualty Date
Feb 21, 1945
Hostile, Died while Captured
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World War II
Location of Interment
Little Prairie Cemetery - Caruthersville, Missouri
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Rifle Sharpshooter (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
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Marine Barracks2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4), 4th Marine RegimentPrisoner of War
  1939-1940, 0301, Marine Barracks Navy Yard, League Island, PA
  1940-1940, 0301, E Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
  1940-1942, 0302, H Co, 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)
  1942-1945, 0302, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
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Arkansas State UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
  1933-1935, Arkansas State University
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
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Capt. Tistadt was born in Caruthersville September 25, 1916, the son of Hugh A. and Phil Magee Tistadt. He attended the local schools and was graduated from Caruthersville High School in May of 1933, spending the following two years as a student at Arkansas State College in Jonesboro and at Missouri School of Mines in Rolla. In 1935 he received an appointment to Annapolis Naval Academy from which he was graduated with honors in 1939.

Deciding to become a Marine officer, he attended the Marine Basic School in Philadelphia for one year, leaving for his first tour of duty to Shanghai, China, in July 1940 and serving with the Fourth Regiment of Marines. Leaving Shanghai on November 20, 1941, he arrived in the Phillipines a short time before Pearl Harbor on December 7 and was active on the fighting there and on Corregidor, being taken a prisoner of the Japanese on the latter island.

He was held in Manila until December 13, 1944, just before the arrival of the liberating American troops and was one of the survivors of what has become known as the "Cruise of Death", arriving at Moji Kyushu, Japan on February 1.

He died of pneumonia on February 1, 1945 at Camp No. 3 Moji.

On May 28, 1946, his body was removed to the Armed Forces Cemetery at Manila.

Captain Tistadt received the Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Victory Medal and in addition, he was given the Presidential Citation for bravery beyond the line of duty on Corregislor.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh A. Tistadt Sr., his paternal grandmother Mrs. Laura B. Tistadt, four uncles and two aunts.
The family of Capt. Hugh A. Tistadt, who died in a prisoner of war camp in Japan near the close of the war and long after his capture at Bataan, has been advised that his body is being returned for burial and is expected to reach here before the end of the week. Tentative arrangements are being made for funeral service Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in this city.

Capt. Tistadt was with McArthur's forces in the Philippines and for many months were unknown to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Tistadt Sr. Hardships encountered during his period of captivity so weakened him physically that he fell prey to disease shortly before his release would have been effected by the American forces.

His rank was advanced from first lieutenant to Captain during this time and has been made permanent since his death, a member of the family states.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, September 22, 1948

Little Prairie Cemetery
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
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