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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.