Monday, January 23, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Quincey Humphries

M3 Stuart Tank, the type Pvt Humphries used.
http://aviationshoppe.com/us-m3-stuart-light-tank-p-1384.html

Quincey Albert Humphries could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on January 23, 1917 in Oklahoma. His parents were both Arkansas born. His father was a farmer. Quincey was their fifth child. He had two older brothers and two older sisters. He also had at least four younger sisters and two younger brothers.

Quincey enlisted in the army on March 19, 1941. He had a grammar school education and was working as a farmhand before joining the army. His unit was shipped out to the Philippines.

Pvt. Humprhries unit before he joined it. Company B 192nd Tank Battalion.
http://www.lindavdahl.com/Photo%20Gallery%20and%20Images/Company%20B,%20192nd%20Tank%20Battalion%20Ft.%20Knox,%20Kentucky%20in%201941.htm

The war was barely three weeks old when Pvt. Humphries was lost on December 29, 1941. According to findagrave.com:

Pvt. Quincey Humphries was a member of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. During the withdraw into Bataan, his tank was knocked out of action by the Japanese. His tank crew was ordered out of the tank and told to run. As they ran the Japanese fired on them. Quincey made it into a sugarcane field but was never seen again.
He also is listed among the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery.

(http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66019119&ref=acom)

Thank you Quincey for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Quincey.
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