PO James Edward “Jim” Adams

PO James Edward “Jim” Adams

Birth
Conifer, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Death
23 Sep 1945 (aged 29)
Okinawa, Japan
Burial
Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado, USA
Plot
181
Memorial ID
7726526 View Source

US Navy WW II Veteran.

James started working with his parents on their farm north of Yuma at a very early age. He received his schooling at the Waverly school, the four high school years under Professor L.A. Hoskins.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1943 and was called to active duty April 7, 1944. He was sent to Camp Bennion at Farragut, Idaho, before going overseas on June 2, 1945 and later stationed at US Naval Base Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Carpenters Mate Second Class James Adams and a buddy were exploring the island when he was killed by a grenade thrown by a Japanese soldier hiding in a cave. CM2 James Adams was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

US Navy WW II Veteran.

James started working with his parents on their farm north of Yuma at a very early age. He received his schooling at the Waverly school, the four high school years under Professor L.A. Hoskins.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1943 and was called to active duty April 7, 1944. He was sent to Camp Bennion at Farragut, Idaho, before going overseas on June 2, 1945 and later stationed at US Naval Base Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Carpenters Mate Second Class James Adams and a buddy were exploring the island when he was killed by a grenade thrown by a Japanese soldier hiding in a cave. CM2 James Adams was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.


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JAMES EDWARD ADAMS
COLORADO
CM2 USNR
WORLD WAR II
DEC 9 1915
SEPT 23 1945


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