| Born in Fort Meade and entered
service there in 1943. Assigned to the 3rd Division in the Anzio, Italy
beachhead, south of Rome.
Withdrawn from active duty after being wounded. Returned to Fort Meade to become a farmer, county wildlife office and later a contact with the Veterans' Administration in Gainesville, Florida.
Died Nov. 11, 1973 after being beaten and run over by three men he and his caretaker had stopped to help.
Buried in Oak Hill
Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida. Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Photo below of Farming tools given to Corporal James H. Mills for his efforts in World War II.
Florida Memory Collection