Bill Kilgore served in the Pacific from 1939 until Japan’s surrender in August 1945, and he spent many of those years suffering as a prisoner of war. He survived the 1942 Bataan Death March and went to a slave labor camp. Malaria, stress and lack of food reduced his body to about 60 pounds, or half his normal weight. Friday morning at the Roseburg National Cemetery, William Dunham Kilgore’s ashes were interred. He was 91 when he died last year. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Patriot Guard Riders performed burial rites for Kilgore, who retired from active duty as a …
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