World War II vet from Itawamba County remembered

Saturday marks 75 years since Sgt. James Edward Blevins died in battle.

Posted: Jan 25, 2020 3:01 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2020 9:11 AM

GOLDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - It's been 75 years since Sgt. James Edward Blevins died in battle during World War II.

Family and members of the community came together to remember him. Blevins grew up in Itawamba County. 

The United States government drafted Blevins when he was 20 years old. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany. 

Blevins died in battle on Jan. 25, 1945. The U.S Army buried Blevins at the American Military Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg.

In 1947, the Veteran's Administration returned his body to U.S. soil. 

Family members re-interred Blevins at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Itawamba County. 

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