A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
PVT Ellis Swazy Abney
PVT Ellis Swazy Abney was born 10 Apr 1924 in Toccopola, Mississippi to Fulton Swazy and Beulah Estelle (Pickins) Abney. His father was a teacher and public school principal.
Ellis was working as a farm hand when he was drafted in June 1943. Assigned to Medical Detachment 116th Infantry, Ellis was attached to Headquarters 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry for the amphibious assault on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944 when he was killed in action.