September 15, 2019

Elul 15, 5779

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Seymour Serota

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Elul 11, 5764

July 27, 1925 to August 27, 2004

Born in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1925. Graduated High School and went into the Army on January 3, 1944. After training, I was stationed in the Philippines. There I worked with the Philippine Army to re-establish their Signal Units. I was working at the Signal Center until the war's end. I received the following message from the ship's captain as the ship left Manila Harbor: Black out regulations being observed, but cannot stop the glow that lights to the horizon from the heart of 20o men freed from the Japanese Prisoner-of-War camp after three years of cruel and inhuman treatment. I was discharged in 1946 with the rank of T-4. Married to my wife of 52 years, have 3 children and eight grandchildren. Retired and was living in Florida. I was proud to serve my country and all I request is a final burial place in a Military Cemetery in Boynton Beach. Seymour died in August 2004 and is presently buried in Shalom Park, in Illinois with the promise of his family making the Boynton Beach Military Cemetery his final resting place, ad he repeatedly requested.

U.S. Army

Served from December 13, 1943 to February 9, 1946

Highest JWV Position

Member

Post or Auxiliary

Snyder- Tokson Post #459

Military Specialty

Signal Corps

Awards/Medals

Philippine-Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star