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Robert M Akin
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1938
Death: Jun. 20, 1997

Robert M. Akin, 59, of Jamul, and formerly of Longmeadow, Mass., a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, died on June 20 after the crash of his twin-engine plane near Brown Field in San Diego County.

He was a pilot for San-Lo Surveys.

Born in Springfield, Mass., he attended the Longmeadow schools, and was a graduate of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and received a bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma State University.

He was commissioned a Navy aviator in 1961. During the Vietnam War, he flew 235 combat missions, and received two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 18 Air Medals, and a Purple Heart.

After 20 years' service, he retired in 1978 with the rank of major.

He leaves his wife, Terri Akin; a son, Robert, stationed with the Navy at Kadena Naval Air Station in Okinawa; a daughter, Karen Erb of Pensacola, Fla.; his mother, Therese Akin of Longmeadow.

The funeral was on Thursday at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Chapel. A graveside service will be conducted Monday afternoon in Longmeadow Cemetery .

Memorial contributions may be made to Dartmouth College, 6068 Blunt Alumni Center, Hanover, N.H., 03755 . 
 
Burial:
Longmeadow Cemetery
Longmeadow
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Nov 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62378819
Robert M Akin
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