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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1924
Death: Nov. 27, 1943

Brown County Democrat 10 Feb 1949
Pfc. Henry Ackerman

Military rites for Pfc Henry R. Ackerman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Ackerman, of Route 3, Morgantown (Brown County), were held Saturday at the graveside in Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, by the Vincennes VFW Post.

Pfc Ackerman was killed in action at Tarawa, Nov. 27, 1943. He was awarded a Gold Star Medal and the Presidential Citation posthumously. He died at 22.

He was wounded early in 1943 in action on Guadalcanal and was the holder of the Purple Heart.

Before entering the Marines, he lived one year in the home of a sister, Mrs. Goldie Huff, 740 S. Mount Street, Indianapolis. During that year he was employed by the W. J. Holliday Steel Co.

Born in Knox County, he attended Bicknell High School. He was selected as the "honor student of the year" in his graduating class.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, include four sisters, Mrs. Marjory Sullivan, Mrs. Ruth Crawford, and Mrs. Clara Catt, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Dorothy Parker, Tucson, Ariz., and two brothers, Paul Ackerman, at home, a student at Helmsburg High School and Raymond Ackerman, Indianapolis.
Family links: 
  Raymond Reynolds Ackerman (1879 - 1967)
  Anna Ellen Parsley Ackerman (1895 - 1974)
  Dorothy Allene Ackerman Runner (1920 - 1959)*
  Henry R Ackerman (1924 - 1943)
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Knox County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section SS, Plot 102
Maintained by: Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
Originally Created by: Mark E. Wirey
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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NARA records list his Next of Kin's Home of Record as Bicknell, Indiana...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Feb. 10, 2016
KIA - U.S. Marine Corp. - first of 3 brothers to serve the Corp. I am very proud of my Uncle Henry. Love you always ..... Kay
- Kay Pruitt
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
For my very handsome uncle. You are truly an American hero. Love you ...
- Kay Pruitt
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012

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