Headstone of Private Willis H. Hawkins at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Headstone of Pvt. Willis Hawkins
World War II, 1939-1945
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.
Digital reproduction of original GRid=56372895">color digital image by Dwight Anderson.
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Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color digital image
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France
Originally created by Dwight Anderson.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
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