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Adams Jr., Joe Willie

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

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/ 

 

USS Meredith (DD-343) Destroyer
His rank Gunner's Mate Second Class