Mark T. Goldstine, Jr., World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Mark Twain Goldstine, Junior
Captain, 24th Field Artillery Regiment
Date of Birth: 1909
Date of Death: December 15, 1944
Cause of Death: Missing in Action (POW, died when Japanese prisoner of war ship was sunk in China Sea in transit from The Philippines to Japan)
Date of Enlistment:
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Chesterton

Newspaper Notices:

Officer Died On Jap Ship

Mrs. Berna Goldstine, of Chesterton, Tuesday received a telegram from the war department stating that her husband, Capt. Mark T. Goldstine, Jr., a Japanese prisoner of war, had lost his life when a Jap prison ship enroute from the Philippines to Japan was sunk in the China sea on Dec. 15, 1944.

Capt. Goldstine, a member of the 24th Field Artillery in the Philippines, was captures by Japanese on Corregidor when that American stronghold fell to superior Japanese forces on May 6, 1942.

He is the second Porter county casualty in the Jap war to lose his life in the sinking of a Jap prison ship. Capt. Robert F. Ruge of Valparaiso, U. S. Marine Corps, was recently reported lost when a ship carrying U. S. prisoners from the Philippines to Japan was sunk on Oct. 24, 1944.

Capt. Goldstine had been stationed on the Philippines since April, 1941. Previous to entering military service he held an executive position with the American Red Cross.

Surviving are his widow, the former Berna Marquart of Chesterton; two sons, Mark T. Goldstine III, and Jerry, and his father, Dr. Mark Goldstine, Sr., of Chicago. Mrs. Goldstine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Marquart of Chesterton.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; July 25, 1945; Volume 19, Page 1, Column 1

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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