Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Hollis Hamilton, 7th Infantry Division

Comrades of Hollis Hamilton at Battle of Kwajalein.

Hollis T. Hamilton could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on January 17, 1917 in Mississippi to parents who were also Mississippi born. According to census records he had three older brothers. He also had a younger brother and sister. His fathered owned his own farm.

By 1940 he had a seventh grade education and worked as a reforestation laborer for the government. He was still living with his parents in Mississippi. When he enlisted two years later on December 29, 1942, he was married and working as a farmer.

Private Hamilton served in Company F, 184th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

Private Hamilton died on February 3, 1944 near the end of the Battle of Kwajalein in the south Pacific.
Private Hamilton's regiment position on the day he died.

His remains were returned to be buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

Thank you Hollis for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Hollis.

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