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Atkinson, Buford

Rank and Name, First Sergeant Buford Atkinson.

Unit/Placed in, 511th Parachute Infantry Regt, 11th Airborne Division.

 

Buford is born approx. on no record.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Buford enlisted the service in Virginia with service number # 6996589.

 

Buford was KIA at street fights with the Japanese in the Outskirts over the City Manila on 5 Feb. 1945,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, Parachute Wings, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to,

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
11th Airborne Division
Battle for Manila
His rank 1e Sergeant
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