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James Merritt Barksdale

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: November 2, 1909
Hometown: Albemarle County, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 7, 1941
Died In: Wheeler Field, Hawaii
Awards: Purple Heart, Armed Forces Seal

Staff Sergeant Barksdale was killed in action on December 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was stationed at Wheeler Field with the 6th AAF Pursuit Squadron, 18th Pursuit Group.

He is buried in Hillsboro Cemetery, Albemarle County, Virginia.

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