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Wilford Walker Hendricks

Private First Class, Army

Born: July 1, 1919
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 4, 1943

Private First Class Walker served with the 175th Field Artillery Battalion, 34th Infantry Division.

He was severely wounded on December 11, 1942 and left behind in the cellar of a French farmhouse in Tunisia. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and died on January 4, 1943.

He was a graduate of Hampton High School and was employed by the Virginia Public Service Company in Newport News before the war.

He is buried in Richmond National Cemetery.

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