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Adams, Virgil Leroy

Rank and Name, Signalman First Class Virgil Leroy Adams.

Unit/placed in, USS Bates (APD-47) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Virgil was born  on March 20, 1922 in Wilson, Carter County, Oklahoma.


Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

Wife, Doris  Mae Adams.


Virgil entered  the service from Oklahoma with service-number # 352658.


Virgil was KIA  when the USS Bates was Sunk by a Kamikaze attack off the coast off Okinawa, on May 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Virgil is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/06/068.htm  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 Bates (APD-47) Destroyer
His rank Seaman First Class