Fred Matthew Plymale fought in World War II in the Army Air Corp. He was
captured in 1942 by the Japanese in the Philippines. He spent 3 and 1/2 years in a
Japanese prisoner of war camp and endured the infamous Bataan Death March. He had
many problems throughout his life as a result of the experience. He weighed about 70
lbs. when he was released at the end of the war in 1945. His parents did not know
what had happened to him for quite some time.
In 1987, after his death, at a ceremony held in Quitman, Georgia,
where he had lived most of his life, he received "The Cross Of Military Service"
for fighting in W.W.II and being a direct descendant of Zion Plymale who fought in The