by Catherine Mansell (Roger Mansell's daughter).
When and where will there be a funeral or memorial for Roger
His wish was to be buried in a military cemetery and because
these are in short supply, the funeral will probably be in Sacramento,
a substantial distance from his residence.
In the meantime, my husband and I arranged a mass for him in
Mexico City on October 28th. (Not only is his son-in-law Mexican,
but over many years, both though the family and his many visits
to Los Cabos and Mexico City, my dad has many Mexican friends.)
In Palo Alto,
his family is making plans for a celebration of his legacy, in
particular his research, the donation of his archive to the Hoover
Institution, and his book, Captured: The Forgotten Men
May this website also serve as a memorial and a place where friends
may leave their memories.
Q: Is there
a place / way to make make a donation in his name to support
A: Yes, the Descendants
Group, Auxiliary of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, will happily
accept tax-deductible donations to sponsor the "Roger Mansell
Guest Lecture" at their annual convention.
send the donation to:
23 Elwell Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
check should be made out to: "Descendants Group"
and please note, "To be deposited in the Roger Mansell Guest
All contributions to this fund are tax deductible. The Descendants
Group federal tax ID number is 26-2278685.
For more information, please visit the website of the Descendants
Q: Where can I see his research?
A: On the web at www.mansell.com and also in
the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The information
you will need to make an appointment to visit the Roger Mansell
Where can I find his book, Captured: The Forgotten Men of Guam?
Captured is available from the Naval
as well as all major booksellers and on-line booksellers, including
You can also look for it in your local public library. If it's
not on the shelf, you can ask them to order it -- the ISBN is
978-1612511146-- or request it on an inter-library loan.