Virginia Heroes

Eugene Kenneth Watkins

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: May 24, 1922
Hometown: Newport News
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 17, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

First Lieutenant Watkins served with Company F, 346th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division.

He was a graduate of Newport News High School and was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. He was also a member of the Huntington Rifles National Guard.

He is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France.

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