Adams, James Edward, CM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
CM-0000-Carpenters Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Carpenters Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, CM-0000, Naval Reserve Forces Command
Service Years
1943 - 1945
CM-Carpenters Mate

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Conifer, Colorado
Last Address
Okinawa, Japan

Casualty Date
Sep 23, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Yuma Cemetery - Yuma, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 181

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  1943-1945 World War II
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Last Known Activity
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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