James L. Aaron was born in Kentucky, the son of James Velman Aaron and Maggie May Flatt.

Private James L. Aaron served in the 31st Infantry Regiment in the Philippines following the bombing of Manila and invasion by the Empire of Japan. The unit fought until it surrendered on 9 April 1942. He died of cerebral malaria while interned at the Cabanatuan POW camp, Nueva, Ecija,Luzon, Philippines.

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 April 1922
  • Date of death: 16 July 1942
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Co. K, 31st Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John E. Hunter

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