William J. Adkins

World War II
Service #35775495
RankPrivate, U.S. Army
Unit60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
West Virginia
Date of DeathJuly 19, 1944
Buried Plot C Row 26 Grave 11
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Purple Heart

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Purple Heart