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 Spencer Ball Akin

Spencer Ball Akin

Birth
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Oct 1973 (aged 84)
Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 34, Lot 37-A
Memorial ID 9082905 · View Source
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United States Army General. He served as the Chief Signal Officer of the United States Army from 1947 to 1951 after filling that role during World War II on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur. During the siege at Corregidor and Bataan in the Philippine Islands during the war, he was the one to report that the islands were holding. He earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star Medal, and the Legion of Merit. His radio program "Voice of Freedom" was broadcast around the world.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Barry Charles
  • Added: 11 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9082905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spencer Ball Akin (13 Feb 1889–6 Oct 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9082905, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .