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Sallee, Hezakiah “Heze” Franklin (P2, C4, L4)

franklin_salleeSergeant Hezakiah Franklin "Heze" Sallee, 23, of Mercer County, Kentucky, enlisted in the Harrodsburg National Guard unit with his brother James at some point before the unit was activated in November 1940. He was taken prisoner on 9 April 1942 and survived the Death March. He was held at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan. He was put aboard the Hell Ship Clyde Maru and sent to Japan in August 1943. He was sent to Fukuoka #17 where he worked in a coal mine. He died on 6 June 1944 from a fractured skull he received in a coal mine accident.Salee_H-Grave1

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