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adams delmartAdams, Delmar

(P2, C1, L1)

Technical Sergeant Delmar Adams, 24, of Hogue, Pulaski County, Kentucky, joined Company B of the 149th Infantry of the Kentucky National Guard as a private in November 1939 and listed his occupation as student. Adams was inducted into federal service with his unit in January 1941. Adams was killed in action on 9 December 1944 on Leyte Island in the Philippines. Adams had been overseas a year before his death. Adams is buried in the Science Hill Cemetery in Pulaski County.

Tech. Sgt Delmar Adams.Delmar Adams headstone

Tech. Sgt. Delmar Adams, 24, son of Mr. Virgil R. Adams of Hogue was reported as killed in action December 9 on Leyte. Sgt. Adams who was serving with the 38th Infantry Division, left here four years ago this month with Company B, Kentucky National Guard, and trained at Camp Shelby, Miss., Camp Carrabelle, Fla., and Camp Livingston, La., before going overseas last January. He was in Hawaii and New Guinea before taking part in the Leyte invasion.

Delmar attended the Hogue elementary school and graduated from Burbank High School in 1940. Before entering the service he assisted his father on the farm, was industrious, capable and a popular youth. His last letter home was dated Nov. 15. Sgt Adams is survived by four brothers, Pvt. Schuyler Adams, a paratrooper at Camp Mackall, N. C., Ollis Adams of Hogue, Hoy Adams of Cincinnati and Clyde Adams of Hogue, and four sisters Arno Adams of Cincinnati, Ruby, Lucy, and Pauline of Hogue and two grandmothers, Mrs.
Nannie Adams of Hogue and Mrs. Lille Dick of Mangum. (From unidentified and undated newspaper clipping)

 

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273
 

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