BETHESDA, Mayrland – May 27, 1947 – Michael Jacob Schick, a Marine Corps Warrant Officer who during the entire recent war was a Japanese prisoner, died last night in the Bethesda Naval Hospital at the age of 38.
Born in Cresline, Ohio, Mr. Schick, who enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1930, was captured by the Japanese in Tientsin, China, immediately after hostalities between this country and Japan began in December 1941.
He spent all but six months of the war period at Japanese prison camps in China and the final half year in Japan. He returned to this country in October 1945.
Mr. Schick leaves a widow and an infant daughter. He will be buried Thursday in Arlington national Cemetery.
SCHICK, MICHAEL JACOB
- CHIEF WARRANT OFF USMC
- DATE OF BIRTH: 02/19/1909
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/26/1947
- BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 812
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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