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Goodpaster, Roy Edward (P2, C2, L24)

Goodpaster_EPrivate Roy Edward Goodpaster, 25, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Harrodsburg National Guard unit just five days before they were activated in November 1940 and was trained as a tank driver. He was born 4 January 1920, at Burnam, Madison
County, Kentucky.

He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 and survived the Death March. He was held at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan #1. He was put on three Hell Ships, Oryoku Maru, Enoura Maru and Brazil Maru. The first two were sunk before the third finally took him to Moji, Japan where he was held at Fukuoka #4 and the Moji Hospital. He later died of injuries he sustained during the sinking of the first two Hell Ships.

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