Broadus F. James 34113675

Cpl. Broadus F. James 34113675, son of Mr. & Mrs. R. Fulton James was born August 30, 1919, Marshville, N.C., Union County. He was killed in a plane crash on Samar Island, Philipines, September 6, 1945, while on a routine flight. His body was returned to the U.S. September 19, 1948 and a military funeral was held for him at Marshville Baptist Church. Rev. C.C. Burris and Rev. George Huggins officiating.

Broadus attended school at Marshville and Peachland - graduating in 1936. After finishing High School he operated a lunch stand for himself. He attended Marshville Baptist Church. He had a heart of gold and always lived by his motto of helping the less fortunate.

He has one sister, Mrs. Graham Hill, two brothers, J. Paul and R. Heath James.

Broadus was drafted in the service May 1941, at Monroe. He received his training at Lakeland and Tallahassee, Fla., Mobile, Ala., Wilmington, N.C., WayCross, Ga., and New Orleans, La.,. From New Orleans he went overseas to a V-Air service Area Command Air Depot in the Philipines, was a clerk in the Message Center at Depot headquarters and served on Military police duty. He had been overseas 27 months, and had served in Australia, Netherlands, East Indies and the Philipines.

Broadus held the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon with two bronze battle participation stars and the Philipine Liberation ribbon with one bronze battle participation star.



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