LIVE: Prisoner of war medal reunification ceremony at Portrait of a Warrior gallery


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An Oildale family was in for a surprise when they found out that their great uncle was a prisoner of war on the Bataan Death March by the Imperial Japanese.

Sergeant James H. Davis was housed at a prisoner of war camp 30 miles from Hiroshima, Japan. Davis died at age 57 after his return home. He was burned in El Paso. This is where is medal was found.

The medal will be reunited with Davis’s family Thursday with a ceremony at the Portrait of a Warrior Gallery.

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