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. 

PVT Abney is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, Mississippi. 

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