|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1945|
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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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 01, 2003
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