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Sgt James Franklin Akins
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1943
Death: May 19, 1967
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

On 19 May 1967, Sergeant James Franklin Akins was serving with I Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Sgt Akins was killed in action when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket or mortar fire. His body was recovered.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Honors

The name James F Akins is engraved on Panel 20E Line 042 of the Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Linda F Summers Akins (1944 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Gardens of Memory Cemetery
McMinnville
Warren County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Charles A. Lewis
Record added: Jun 17, 2012
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Sgt James Franklin Akins
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Sgt James Franklin Akins
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Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jun. 17, 2012
 
 
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