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Eric Ackerman

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My primary focus is researching and honoring our WWII soldiers who lost their lives protecting our freedom. My focus is primarily on Kansans, Prisoners Of War, the 31st Infantry Regiment(America's Foreign Legion) and veterans who were laid to rest in national cemeteries. Their sacrifice needs to be remembered and honored. My inspiration for doing this are family members, TEC 5 Edward J. Ackermann (Find A Grave Memorial #24236825); 1st Lieutenant Lawrence M. Edman (Find A Grave Memorials #56289441 & 11307719); and 1st Lieutenant John R. Riisoe (Find A Grave Memorials #56763052 & #11535944). May their service and sacrifice be forever remembered. We miss them.

For us, the dead, though young,
For us, who fought and bled,
Let a last song be sung,
And a last word be said.

Dreams, hopes, and high desires,
That leaven and uplift,
On sacrificial fires,
We offered as a gift.

We gave and gave our all,
In gladness, though in pain,
Let not a whisper fall,
That we have died in vain--
Clinton Scollard


Regarding duplicate memorials, it's never my intention to create a duplicate on purpose. If you come across a duplicate that I have made, please submit an SAC on the Edit tab of the memorial page and let me know, and please provide the number of the original memorial. Thank you.


Apologizing in advance, I send a LOT of edits. They are based off of information that I gather from, among other sources. I like to update memorials so that anyone researching them might have as much information as possible about the person.


For those of you receiving my edits for Kansas WWII casualties, I thought that the following information would be helpful.

Type of Casualty:
***Killed in Action: Includes those killed at the front or by enemy action, or if a prisoner of war, by aerial bombardment of the prison camp or by being shot while escaping
***Died of Wounds: Wounded in action and later died of those wounds
***Died of Injuries: Those who suffered fatal injuries, as opposed to wounds, in combat or in combat areas
***Died (Non-Battle): All other line-of-duty deaths, including illness, homicide or suicide, and accidents outside combat areas
***Finding of Death: Pursuant to Public Law 490 (77th Congress) as amended, the Secretary of War determined that there was either conclusive proof that the person is dead, or overwhelming evidence that the person could not have remained alive under the circumstances.

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