Rank and Name, Private First Class Cletis Adali Atkins.
Unit/Placed in, 306th Infantry Regiment (1st Battalion, C Company), 77th (Sustainment Brigade) Infantry Division “Statue of Liberty”.
Cletis is born approx. on 3 Oct. 1920 in Graighead County, Arkansas.
Father, Grover A. Atkins.
Mother, Alta Mae (Petty) Atkins.
Sister(s), Lucille M. Juanita O. and Mildred Atkins.
Brother(s), Virgil W. Garnet R. Willie E. and Donald R. Atkins.
Spouse, Nellie Mae (Echols) Atkins.
Daughter, Judy Atkins.
Cletis enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 33229760.
Cletis was KIA by Japanese shrapnel fired to Highway 2 (Palompon) on, 21 Dec. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Cletis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com