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Rank/Name, Gunners Mate Second Class Joe Willie Adams Jr.
Unit/placed, USS Meredith DD-434 Destroyer, United States Navy.
Joe was born on Jan. 7, 1917 in Water Valley, Missisippi.
Father, Joe W. Adams.
Mother, Docia (Cole) Adams.
Joe entered the Service from Missisippi with service number # 2742752.
Joe was KIA when the ship was attacked by enemy fighter, on Oct. 15, 1942 on , is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Joe is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html