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Gene William Wolford (1916-1942)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

December 21, 1942: "Relatives of Gene W. Wolford, U. S. Army, who died in Alaska, November 29, fram injuries received in a jeep accident, have been informed that his body will not be sent home until after the duration and then only at the request of the family." (Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland)

Cumberland Sunday Times (Cumberland, Maryland) - Sunday, December 3, 1944

Pfc. Gene Wolford Rites

    Keyser, W. Va., Dec. 2. - Services were held today in Washington, for Pfc. Gene Wolford, 25, formerly of Keyser, who sustained a broken neck in a jeep accident on the Alaca Road, in Alaska, November 23, 1942, and died in an Army hospital on November 29, 1942. Pfc. Wolford's body was buried at Yukon Pass, Alaca Road, Alaska, and was recently brought back to the states for interment in Arlington Cemetery, Washington.

    After initially being buried at what is now called the Pioneer Cemetery in Whitehorse, Yukon, Gene William Wolford was re-interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.