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Adams, Milledge R.

Rank/Name, Steward’s Mate Third Class Milledge R. Adams.

Unit/placed, USS South Dakota (BB-57) Battleship, United States Navy.


Milledge was born  in 1906 in South Carolina.


Father, Melton Adams.

Wife, Mary N. Adams


Milledge entered  the service from South Carolina with service # 5520178.


Milledge was KIA during the Naval Battle of Guadacanal when the USS South Dakota was hit 26 time’s , on June 6, 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Milledge is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing, Buried at Sea.


Thanks to  http://www.navsource.org/archives/01/57a.htm ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  and Jean Louis Vijgen.

Buried on Sea
USS South Dakota (BB-57) Battleship
His rank Steward's Mate Third Class