Pvt Adam W. Hawkins enlisted in the US Army on April 14, 1942. He died in a training accident in the Alabama Training area for Fort Benning Georgia.July 5, 1944 Trooper Hawkins took his last jump.
Mr. Adam HawkinsMilledgeville, Ga - Mr.Adam Hawkins was funeralized Sunday at Union Baptist Church.
Dec 15, 1919 ~ April 14, 1944
15 DEC 1919
Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USA
5 JUL 1944
Parents:Walstin Hawkins and Viola L. Young
National Headquarters is still researching, and will update as we get more information.
Troopers Clarence Beavers and Thomas McFadden, before their passing, told our National Historian that a trooper had died in a training accident in 1944. They could not recall his name or any details that would help us find the information on his death. The historian has been researching for years on this matter.The National President was contacted by a family member of Adam Walter Hawkins that said a his relative served in the 555th and had died in 1944. After months of research the family member sent us the information and we concluded that he was the trooper that died in a training accident before he got his wings. Making him the first person to die in the 555th Parachute Infantry Company. He received his wings posthumously. We have found additional information and it is included below.The 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Inc. was formed for this very reason. To maintain the legacy and continue the research into the history of the “Triple Nickles”.
Joe,This is incredible research work. A magnificent attribute to 555 InfantryCompany, Triple Nickles and the Hawkins Family. I am impressed with yourresearch and teamwork to continue to recognize your Team members evenafter this much time. Well done, Airborne!!LTG (Ret) and Ambassador (Ret) Dell DaileyThank you for sharing this information. Let’s keep the 555th in our heartsand minds as we continue to re-inform the world of OUR contribution to thiscountry. This IS our country and we bled and died for that belief. Again Thank You. L. CharityHeroes never die.C. KentTHANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS INFORMATION!K. Floyd