April 1942 — Bataan, Phillipines
Theodore F. Wright was serving with the 75th Ordnance Company Depot in Manila when the Japanese attacked in December of 1942. The Americans and Filipinos battled bravely for 4 months and then had to surrender to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. Theodore survived the Bataan Death March and was imprisoned in the POW Camp O'Donnell, Phillipines. He died from starvation and dysentary on May 7, 1942 and is buried in the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Phillipines.