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J B Washington

Also Known As: "James B Washington", "James Boyce Washington"
Birthplace: Memphis, Shelby County, TN, United States
Death: February 26, 2002 (79)
Miami Dade Co., Fla
Place of Burial: Miami Memorial Park, Miami, Fla
Immediate Family:

Son of Enoch "Jim Buck" Washington and Annie Boyce Buchanan
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Private; Private User and J A Washington
Brother of Juanita Irene Jackson and Private

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About J B Washington


MILITARY: Military Service: WWII US Army disabled veteran . Departed Jacksonville, FLA at the age of 21 for basic training at Fort Robinson, Arkansas. After basic training Jim Washington departed the US out of Newport News, VA. Arriving in Rome, Italy, Jim learned of his orders.

MILITARY: Everyday, fifty or more soldiers were called out to receive their orders; then one day, one name was called. "James B. Washington, 36th Combat Engineers". Jim, having scored a 100% on the placement test was delighted because the other soldiers told him how good he'd have it; but Jim was to learn otherwise.

MILITARY: Jim's assignment with the 36th Combat Engineers was to locate and dismantle land mines in the position of front row-right flank.

MILITARY: With adrenaline pumping throughout his body, Jim was the first to jump off the beach assault ship before it shored in. In full dress, private Washington almost drowned from the gear weighing him down.

MILITARY: Another mission that the 36th Combat Engineers had was to search for land mines at Anzio Beach Head, Italy, so the US Army troops could move in. Jim was hit by Anzio Annie machine gun fire and a thrown grenade. When arriving at the hospital in Naples, Italy, two doctors said that they couldn't help him. Then a third doctor, a captain, told Jim that he'd fix him up. Two months later he was back in action.

MILITARY: While on another mission marching in the snow in Germany, Jim got frozen feet. Again, he was sent to the hospital and placed in the "blind" tent. Jim saw the doctor walking to him and acted like he was asleep; the doctor poked a pin in Jim's feet, though he didn't feel a thing Jim jumped because he knew why all those limbs were in the "blind" tent. Eventually, Jim Washington recovered, but always throughout his life had circulation problems and burning in his feet. Posted on his DD214 was "trench foot" along with his other injuries.

MILITARY: Jim went into invasion 5 times. He served in: South Africa, Southern France, Italy, and Germany.

CLUBS: Everglades Conservation and Sportsman Club, Founding Member, president for 10 years.

CLUBS: Moose Club.

CLUBS: Elks Club.

CLUBS: Veterans of Foreign Wars.[washington2006cousins.FTW]

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J B Washington's Timeline

October 27, 1922
Memphis, Shelby County, TN, United States
Age 22
Dade, Florida
May 26, 1960
Coral Gables, Miami-Dade, Florida, USA
February 26, 2002
Age 79
Miami Dade Co., Fla
Miami Dade Co., Fla
Miami Memorial Park, Miami, Fla