GLENN BELLOWS (1919 - 1943)
January 12, 2006
Thank you so much for your help in finding information regarding Glenn Bellows, uncle of my wife. Glenn Bellows did not die in the Bataan Death March. He SURVIVED the Bataan Death March. Unfortunately, he died in a Japanese prison camp in or near Osako, Japan somewhere around June 17, 1943. His ashes were returned to his parents in Spirit Lake, IA after the war. I am sorry but I do not have a definite date for that but my wife thinks it was around 1946 or 1947. Those ashes are buried in the Spirit Lake, IA, cemetery. He was a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps at the time of his death.
Glenn Bellows was born in 1919 on a farm in Jackson County, MN, which is north Spirit Lake, IA. I do not have a date for the birth as of yet. We are trying to find some documentation. I also think I might be able to find a photo.
He was unmarried.
I do appreciate your helping me in finding information about Glenn. My wife would just like to know if there might be someone who knew him in the service or in the prison camp.
As you know, my name is Royce Barnum. I live in Sioux City, IA. with my wife, Charlene. We are both retired high school teachers. My wife taught English. I taught English, speech, debate, drama, journalism, and sociology. Charlene taught the last ten years of her teaching career at Sioux City North High School. I taught for 35 years at Sioux City East High School.
We have two adult daughters, Rachelle Barnum, who lives in Sioux City and is a high school history teacher, and Rebecca (Barnum) Coleman, a high school music teacher and band director in Santa Fe, OK. Again, I thank you. It is a pleasure to be in touch with you. I also enjoyed reading your web page, and I thank you for establishing a page for Glenn.
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please let me, Tom Moore, know.