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.

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