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PFC Leroy A. Acker
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1922
Death: Jun. 12, 1944, France

The body of PFC Leroy Acker, son of Mrs. Cora (Werley) Acker of Topton and the late Alvin Acker, will arrive in Reading today for reburial services. It will be accompanied by a military escort. Private services will be held next Sunday (Feb. 22) at 1:30 p.m. at the Schofer funeral home in Topton, followed by public services in Ziegel's church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. W. H. Kline and Rev. Robert Laubach will officiate. A military service will be conducted by members of Ray A. Master Post No. 217, American legion. Pvt. Acker, who was 21 years of age, was inducted into the service Dec. 15, 1942, at Camp McCoy, Wisc. He went overseas as a member of the 23rd Infantry and was killed in action during the Normandy invasion. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. Prior to entering the service, he was employed by the Caloric Gas Stove Co. in Topton. In addition to his mother, two sisters and five brothers survive.
Death notice: Died in action, June 12, 1944, Germany

[Allentown Morning Call-published-2/16/48)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alvin H Acker (1881 - 1925)
  Cora L Werley Acker (1883 - 1959)
 
 Siblings:
  Edna W Acker Behringer (1912 - 1986)*
  Leroy A. Acker (1922 - 1944)
  Arline Mae Acker (1924 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ziegels Union Cemetery
Breinigsville
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Tricker
Record added: Dec 01, 2010
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PFC Leroy A. Acker
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