James F. Adams
Army Private First Class James F. Adams hailed from Troy in Gilmer County, West Virginia. He was born on April 14, 1919, to Emory E. and Eulah [Emily?] Flesher Adams. According to the 1930 Census and Pfc. Adams’ obituary, he was one of eight children in the family, which also included Denzel, Raymond, Kathleen Sleeth, Margaret, Geneva, Helen, and Janelea. At the time of James’s death, Raymond was also in the Army and stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records show that James was single at the time of his enlistment in December 1942 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He had a grammar school education and worked in “semiskilled construction occupations.”
Pfc. Adams was killed in an automobile accident in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 17, 1943.
Article contributed by Patricia Richards McClure.
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