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Adkerson, Horace Alford

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Horace Alford Adkerson.

Unit/placed on, USS Barton (DD-599) Destroyer, United States Navy.

Horace was born  on no record in Stephen County, Missouri.

Mother, Susie Adkerson.

Siblings, unknown.

Horace entered  the Service from California with service-number # 6622036.

Horace was KIA when USS Barton Sunk after a hit from the Japanese Destroyer Amatsukaze in the Battle on Guadacanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

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

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-b/dd599.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 Barton (DD-599) Destroyer
US State Missouri
His rank Seaman Second Class