George Adams was born in 1922, Tennessee, son of William H. Adams and Leavie ”Levie” Leaughner. The family resided in 1930 in District 2, Hawkins County, TN. Mother Levie married Riley P. Peevler in July 1931.

Pvt Adams enlisted on 23 December 1940 at Fort McPherson Target Range in Georgia. He was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, February 23, 1945:
Pvt. George Adams, 22, husband of Mrs. Virginia Bowman Adams, who is now residing with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.J. Bowman, 2624 Carr Street. Pvt. Adams was reported killed in action on Jan. 13 in Luxembourg while fighting with Gen. Patton’s Third Army. His home had been in Knoxville before he entered the army. He met and married Miss Virginia Bowman here in 1943. He had been overseas since March, 1944.

Pvt. George Adams died January, 1945 in Europe. Survivors: mother, Mrs. Leva Peevler; four brothers, Ralph Adams, Knoxville; Herman Adams, Mooresburg; Robert Adams, U.S. Army, J.L. Peevler, Rutledge; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Loving, Mooresburg; Mrs. Hattie Cook, Rutledge. Interment in Indian Cemetery, near Mooresburg.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 13 January 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Quartermaster Corps
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Jack L. Davis

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