Millard Wakefield enlisted on September 9, 1943, in Camp Forrest, TN
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on February 19, 1945 (Section C, Plot 4305)
Married to Pauline Wakefield

372nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company
Pvt Wakefied died in service at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.

Tuscon Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona)
T. Huachuca, Feb. 10 – A gunshot chest wound caused the death yesterday of Miljard Wakefield, 27, Negro soldier with the headquarters company of the 372nd infantry.
Military officers said a preliminary investigation indicated the wound was accidentally self-inflicted.

The Knoxville Journal, February 16, 1945
Pvt. Miljard Wakefield, 27, of 1224 East Vine Avenue, died Feb. 9, 1945, at his staiton at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., with a U.S. Army Infantry Regiment. Surviving; widow, Mrs. Pauline Wakefield; mothers, Mrs. Sallie Wakefield; three brothers, Leroy Oliver of West Virginia; Cpl. Henry Wakefield of the U.S. Army, now stationed in France; Pvt. Lawrence Wakefield of U.S. Army, stationed in England; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Welcon and Miss Lena Wakefield, both of Knoxville; two nephes and three nieces of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 May 1917
  • Date of death: 9 February 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 372nd Infantry Regiment
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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