Pvt Virgil D. Howard Freeman

 

Pvt Virgil D. Howard Freeman

May 31, 1922 – June 27, 1941

Holly Springs/Dehart Cem.

 

Virgil Howard Freeman, son of Mr. & Mrs. Dee Freeman, was accidentally killed in a bus accident Saturday night.  The young man was coming home on furlough from Camp Jackson, S.C. to visit his parents.  The bus by some means was hit by a freight car.  He was buried at Holly Springs/Dehart Monday.

 

Junior Freeman:

A large crowd attended the funeral of Junior Freeman, a soldier who was killed on his way home from an army camp to spend the Fourth of July.  Burial was in the Dehart Cem., near the Holly Springs Church, the Rev. Frank Miller officiating.

Junior was only 18 years old.  He was a volunteer.  We are proud of boys like him who went to help protect our country.  The family have our sincere sympathy.

 

Virgil’s brothers, John W. and Earl J. also died.

 

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name:

D Virgil Howard Freeman

Birth Year:

1922

Race:

White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country:

Tennessee

State of Residence:

Tennessee

 

 

Enlistment Date:

3 Jan 1941

Enlistment State:

South Carolina

Enlistment City:

Fort Jackson Columbia

Branch:

Infantry

Branch Code:

Infantry

Grade:

Private

Grade Code:

Private

Term of Enlistment:

One year enlistment

Component:

Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of

Source:

Civil Life

 

 

Education:

Grammar school

Civil Occupation:

Farm hands, general farms

Marital Status:

Single, without dependents

Height:

70

Weight:

136

 

Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons