|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1894|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1939|
Bennie A. Akins was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his service in World War I.
The following is transcribed from page 30 of "Heroes All: A Compendium of the Names and Official Citations of the United States and of Her Allies who Were Decorated by the American Government for Exceptional Heroism and Conspicuous Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty in the War with Germany, 1917-1919" by Hary Roy Stinger.
AKINS, BENNIE A. Sergeant
Company A, 52d Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Munster, Alsace, September 12-13, 1918. In repulsing a raid on our trenches, Corp. Akins seized an automatic rifle and pursued the Germans across No Man's Land in the face of converging fire of several enemy machine guns. Home address, Mrs. Elizabeth Dolvin Akins, Union Point, Ga.
Ruby Fouche Akins (1900 - 1971)*
Created by: Samuel Taylor Geer
Record added: Jul 09, 2011
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