Headstone of Private Willis H. Hawkins at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Private Willis H. Hawkins at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of Pvt. Willis Hawkins

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Army

Description

The headstone of Willis H. Hawkins (ca. 1919-1944). Hawkins lived in Istachatta for much of his life and was educated up through grammar school. He worked as a semi-skilled driver or chauffeur until he enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1943. Private Hawkins served in the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Reconnaissance Troop. The 3rd Division participated in Operation Dragoon, in which the Allies invaded southern France, and then traveled North towards the Rhineland. Pvt. Hawkins was Killed in Action on November 2, 1944. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service and was buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Digital reproduction of original GRid=56372895">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.

Date Created

ca. 2013-05-11

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dwight Anderson.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project

Curator

Barger, James
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"GRid=56372895" target="_blank">Pvt Willis H Hawkins." Find A Grave. http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&
GRid=56372895.
"Willis H Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNY2-1KS.
"Willis H Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SRBG-5ZM..
"Willis Hawkins." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTHL-PSF.

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