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Thomas Eugene Atkins
Birth: Feb. 5, 1921
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1999
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Army in Company A, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 10, 1945 at Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands. He citation reads in part "The Japanese repeatedly made fierce attacks, but for four hours Pfc. Atkins determinedly remained in his foxhole, bearing the brunt of each assault and maintaining steady and accurate fire until each charge was repusled. At 7:00 AM 13 enemy dead lay in front of his position; he had fired 400 rounds, all he and his two dead companions possessed, and had used three rifles until each had jammed too badly for further operation. He withdrew during a lull to secure a rifle and more ammunition, and was persuaded to remain for medical treatment. While waiting, he saw a Japanese within the perimetrer and, seizing a nearby rifle, killed him. A few minutes later, while lying on a litter, he discovered an enemy groug moving up behind the platoon's lines. Despite his severe wounds he sat up, delivered heavy rifle fire aginst the group, and forced them to withdraw." 
Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery
Holly Springs
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Sep 01, 2003
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Thomas Eugene Atkins
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Thomas Eugene Atkins
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