Tuesday, October 11, 2016
PFC James Hansford Mairs
James was inducted on 11 Jun 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia. After his training he was eventually sent to the European theater and on 3 Sep 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry. PFC Mairs was killed in action on 11 Oct 1944.
PFC Mairs was repatriated in November 1947 and re-interred in Mairs Cemetery in Sissonville, West Virginia.
2x great-grandfather, Adam Aultz, served as a PVT in the war of 1812 in CPT McCown's Company of the Virginia Militia. Grandfather, Tolbert P. Hendrick, served in Hounshell's Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Partisan Rangers) and C Company 22nd Virginia Infantry (CSA).