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War: World War II|
Branch: U.S. Army
Unit: 78th Coast Artillary
Highest Rank: Corporal
Birth Year: November 4, 1919
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Canada
Citations/Medals: Presidential Citation for the invasion of Bataan and Corregador
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|Thomas Barton was born in Winnipeg, Canada on November 14, 1919. He enlisted in the Army from Detroit, Michigan shortly after Pearl Harbor. He had his basic training at Camp Haan in California. He was then sent to San Francisco and eventually was assigned to the 78th Coast Artillary.|
Thomas was first sent to New Zealand and later took part in the invasion of Bataan and Corregador, for which his unit won a Presidential Citation.
During and after his service Thomas had malaria 13 different times. After discharge he settled in Southgate, Michigan.