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Jessie Leroy Adamson
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1926
Tecumseh
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1945, At Sea

His family's 1940 Census tells us that they lived in Tecumseh, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. His father was employed as a water well driller while his mother raised Jessie and his siblings, Raymond, Floyd, Edward, Eugene, Herman, and their baby sister Naoma, 3 years old at the time. Although Jessie was 14 years old in 1940, he had but a third grade education.

Seaman Second Class Adamson was serving aboard the LCI-471(G), "Landing Craft Infantry", the day he was killed. His LCI was helping to provide cover and support to Underwater Demolition Teams as they swam ashore to inspect waterline defenses prior to the actual invasion of Iwo Jima two days later. The LCI-471 came within a thousand yards of shore and was struck by several artillery rounds, as well as small arms fire, before it withdrew. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jessie J. Adamson (1885 - 1963)
  Ruby F. Adamson (1898 - 1966)
 
 Sibling:
  Wilson Virgil Adamson (1914 - 1990)*
  Jessie Leroy Adamson (1926 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
S2C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Don J
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56113763
Jessie Leroy Adamson
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Jessie Leroy Adamson
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 Added: Sep. 27, 2014

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 Added: Aug. 28, 2014
Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as he understood it. He suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died. Rest in peace, Seaman Second Class Adamson.
- Don J
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
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