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First Name: Pedro

Last Name: Oxonian

Birthplace: PHL

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: PHL

Date of Birth:

Date of Death: 11 February 1942

MIA Date: 11 February 1942

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Pedro Oxonian

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Pedro Oxonian
Corporal, U.S. Army

On 11 February 1942, Corporal Pedro Oxonian was serving with Company H, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, U.S. Army.

On that day, CPL Oxonian’s unit was in action against Japanese forces. CPL Oxonian’s courageous actions and extraordinary heroism that day earned him the U.S. Army's second highest award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Army Good Conduct Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Distinguished Service Cross Citation (Synopsis)

Corporal Pedro Oxonian (ASN: 6737867), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company H, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts, in action against enemy forces on 12 February 1942, in the Philippine Islands. Corporal Oxonian's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Philippines, General Orders No. 15 (1942)


The remains of Corporal Pedro Oxonian have never been recovered. He is memorialized by having his name inscribed on the Walls of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Honoree ID: 155324   Created by: MHOH




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