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Charles Kail '23

Date of birth: March 13, 1901

Date of death: October 24, 1944

Age: 43

Lucky Bag

From the 1923 Lucky Bag:


Charles was lost when the Japanese "Hell Ship" he was aboard, Arisan Maru, was sunk by an American submarine on October 24, 1944.

Prior to his capture, he was with the HQ Company of the 4th Marines.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Prisoner of War Medal

From Hall of Valor:

Major Charles W. Kail (MCSN: 0-3850), 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 his death while still in captivity.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Major

Class of 1923

Charles is one of 25 members of the Class of 1923 on Virtual Memorial Hall.