A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Sunday, October 16, 2016
PFC Earnest Leon Stafford
PFC Earnest Leon Stafford was born in Blount County, Alabama on 18 Sep 1917 to John Thomas and Della Katherine (Murphee) Stafford on a farm near Oneonta. Second born of 7 children, he was working as a farm laborer in 1940. Drafted in March 1943, Earnest was assigned to E Company 116th Infantry on 9 Aug 1944. PFC Stafford was killed in action on 16 Oct 1944. He is buried in Antioch Methodist Cemetery in Oneonta, Alabama.