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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1922
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.
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  Raymond Reynolds Ackerman (1879 - 1967)
  Anna Ellen Parsley Ackerman (1895 - 1974)
Fairview Cemetery
Knox County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Mar 25, 2010
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PFC Henry R Ackerman
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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
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Gilbert Islands, in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Largely fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943, it was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific r...(Read more)
- Nathan E. Wood
 Added: Sep. 6, 2013
For my very handsome uncle. You are truly an American hero. Love you ...
- Kay Pruitt
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012

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