This is an excerpt from a book I am writing, The McCreary Family History which will be published in 2014. More information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Easton7 McCreary, born 16 March 1919, Illinois to Blaine Chester McCreary and Elizabeth Easton. He was a prisoner of war in World War II and served as a private first class in the Army. He was shot and killed while attempting to escape in Japan on board a prisoner of war ship, Arisan Maru, on 24 October 1944.[i] His interment was many years later on 31 August 1961 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.[ii] In 1940 he was in Albuquerque, New Mexico and listed as Paul E. McCreary, age 21, single, 3 years of high school, worked 52 weeks in 1939.
[i] World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946, Ancestry.com.
[ii] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, Ancestry.com, Paul Easton McCreary