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Perkins dies in Vet Hospital
Gordon Perkins 56 years old who was in Japanese prison camps for 33 months following the fall of Corregidor, died in Nichols General Hospital, Louisville at 10:20 a.m. Saturday. Perkins whose home was on Montgomery Rural Route had nearly 30 years service in the regular army of the United States. He was a Master Sergeant in the Coast Artillery at the time he retired and had served in both World Wars. Stationed in the Philippine Islands when the W W ll broke out. Perkins was taken a captive May 7-1942. He was imprisoned until Feb. 5-1945. Following rescue from the Japanese prison Perkins was in the hospital at Louisville six months before returning to Washington. He lived with his brothers near Montgomery and also at the Hyatt Hotel here. Mr. Perkins was retired at Ft. Monroe Va. Feb. 28-1946. He was born. Aug. 8-1892 in Daviess County the son of Reuben and Eliza Ellen (Barr) Perkins. He was a member of all Mansonic bodies. Surviving are two brothers Gleetus Perkins and Elmer Perkins of Montgomery R.R.#2 Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gill Funeral Home with burial in Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gill Chapel. The American Legion will accord military honors and Masons will conduct graveside services. Gorgon Perkins Rites Wednesday: Funeral services for Gordon Perkins were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gill Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Scales officiating and burial in Bethany Cemetery. Pallbearers were members of the Mansonic Lodge. The American Legion had charge of military honors.
Contributed by: William J Eisele