Bill Overmier World War II POW Survivor Dies at 101 – August 23, 2021I

As I was strolling down the list of people who died – WACs in New Guinea + current news — Pacific Paratrooper, I noticed Bill Overmier died at 101. He was in a Japanese POW camp and survival rates in Japanese POW camps tended to be low. It took a while to find him using a popular graving site as it didn’t have his death year, only his birth year.

Here’s the Stripes article about him, posted yesterday – New Mexican World War II veteran, POW camp survivor dies at 101: https://www.stripes.com/veterans/2021-08-20/new-mexico-wwii-veteran-pow-camp-survivor-dies-101-2612408.html. Here’s the Legacy obituary, be warned Legacy will eventually pull down the obituary at some point – https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/abqjournal/name/william-overmier-obituary?pid=199710995. Here’s the funeral home obituary link: https://www.frenchfunerals.com/obituary/William-Overmier/

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6 Responses to Bill Overmier World War II POW Survivor Dies at 101 – August 23, 2021I

  1. GP says:

    Thank you for helping to have this veteran remembered, Paul.

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    • You are welcome. I figure if someone lives to be 100, especially a veteran, they should be remembered. I saw a Tuskegee airmen who is still alive and is over 100. A friend who briefly joined the Tuskegee airmen until the doctor realized he was color-blind and booted him, he’s close to 100 and is in a nursing home now.

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  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow I imagine in the POW camp he never would have thought he live that long to 101

    Liked by 1 person

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