Major Maxwell Woodrow Vails

Title

Major Maxwell Woodrow Vails

Subject

Korean War, 1950-1953
United States Army
United States. Army--African American troops

Description

According to Ancestry.com. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings, Maj. Maxwell W. Vails was killed on December 10, 1950, while serving with Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Maj. Vails' remains were never recovered. Via his World War II draft record found at this database: Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Maj. Vails was the son of Mrs. Bertha Lee Vails of Tuscaloosa. For his service Maj. Vails was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and multiple other decorations.

Maj. Vails is remembered on the Courts of the Missing in Hawaii. That rememberance can be seen at this site: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/129230537/maxwell-woodrow-vails

Date

December 10, 1950

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Website

Identifier

1863

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

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