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Mell Vernon Atkinson

Private, Army

Born: October 26, 1924
Hometown: Hanover County, VA
Entered: June 17, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 1, 1944
Died In: Italy

PVT Atkinson served with Company I, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He worked for Southern Material Inc. before enlisting in the Army. He is buried in the Gethsemane Church cemetery in Ellerson, Virginia.

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