Milton Clair Wiggins


Agriculture Engineering

Attended Clemson College during the 1942-1943 school year.

Dillon, South Carolina

Parents: R. C. and Lucille Williams

Army, Private First Class

Military Police, 13th Corps

Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Jan 28, 1925

Jan 9, 1945

Died Non Battle - Accidental gunshot wound in Holland

Saint Paul's Methodist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, Dillon County, SC


Additional Information

PFC, U.S. Army.  Born Jan 18, 1925.  Entered service June 7, 1943, Camp Maxey, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.; England; France, Belgium.  Killed in action at Kerkrade, Holland Jan. 9, 1945.  Attended Clemson College Methodist.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H Wiggins, Little Rock, S.C.

The Dillon Herald,Dillon,South Carolina

Thursday, January 25, 1945, page 1, col. 5 – February 22, page 1, col.

Milton Wiggins Killed in Action

Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Wiggins of Little Rock received a telegram from the War Department stating that their son, Pfc. Milton Clair Wiggins had been killed in Holland on Jan. 9th.

Milton was 20 years old on Jan 18th.  He finished grammar school at Little Rock, was graduated from Dillon High School and attended Clemson College one year before his induction into the Army.  Milton received his training in Louisiana and Texas camps and has been on foreign duty since June, 1944.

Milton was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins.  Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Wiggins was Lucille Blair of Silverstreet, S. C.

Miss Doris Wiggins of Winnsboro High School faculty and R. Hampton Wiggins, Jr., US Army with their parents, survive Milton.  By reason of a bright, happy disposition Milton was deservedly popular among a wide circle of friends who grieve to know that this fine young boy has made the supreme sacrifice.                                ______________________

The Dillon Herald, Dillon, South Carolina

February 1, 1944, page 1.

Gunshot Wound Cause of Milton Wiggins’ Death 

A confirming letter from the War Department has been received by Mr. and Mrs. R. Hampton Wiggins of Little Rock stating that the death of their son, Pfc. Milton C. Wiggins, was due to an accidental gunshot wound.  Milton was killed January 9th, in Kerkrade, Holland.  No further details have been received by the family.

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