Enlisted on September 9, 1943, in Camp Forrest, TN
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on February 19, 1945 (Section C, Plot 4305)
Married to Pauline Wakefield
372nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company
Pvt Wakefied died in service at Fort Huachuca in Arizona.
Tuscon Daily Citizen (Tucson, Arizona)
T. Huachuca, Feb. 10 – A gunshot chest wound caused the death yesterday of Miljard Wakefield, 27, Negro soldier with the headquarters company of the 372nd infantry.
Military officers said a preliminary investigation indicated the wound was accidentally self-inflicted.