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Ashe County Veterans History Project: Hugh Hamrick
Melinda Hamrick's father, Hugh Hamrick, was drafted into the U.S. Army under Selective Service in May 1941. He was first stationed at Camp Belvoir, VA, and in October of 1941 he was shipped overseas. He was in Bataan and was captured by the Japanese on April 9, 1942. He was a Prisoner of War for 42 months.