Pascal J. Watkins

P.F.C. Pascal Joseph Watkins A.S.N. 54968909 was born Nov. 9, 1924, died Jan, 5, 1945 of wounds received two days before near the town of Deventave during the Belgium Bulge. He was buried in the Fosses Cemetary; then in November 1948 the remains were permanently entered in the Henri-Chapelli U. S. Military Cemetary; Plot F, Row 15, Grave 64.

He was the son of George Ray and Letha Crowell Watkins. Three brothers George Crowell, Herman and Robert Carey Watkins; two sisters, Laura and Sue Ellen Watkins.

Pascal joined the Hopewell Baptist Church at an early age and was always loyal and active in his church life.

Pascal finished Fairview High School in 1942, continued his studies at Wingate Junior college for a while, before being drafted. He was inducted into military service at Fort Bragg N. C., April 5, 1944. He received his basic training for the infantry at Fort McClellan, Alabama, which he completed August 17, 1944, was transferred to Fort Meade, Maryland; spent 10 days at home and arriving at Fort Meade on the 29th of August.

He sailed for England Between 19th aand 29th of September, went through France, Belgium and into Holland the latter part of October.

Sometime in December, he was moved into Belgium to take part in the battle of the Bulge.

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