Akins, William, T/Sgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
1666-Medical Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1666, 8th US Cavalry
Service Years
1940 - 1950

Technical Sergeant

Three Service Stripes

Eight Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
Hostile, Died while Missing
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartNon Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Korean War Fallen
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Medical UnitsSecond Army (2nd Army)1st Cavalry Division
8th US Cavalry
  1940-1941, 657, C Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
  1946-1948, 673, 82nd Medical Battalion
  1948-1949, 673, Second Army (2nd Army)
  1950-1950, 1666, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1950-1950, 1666, 8th US Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
  1944-1944 Northern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Cobra
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Battle of St. Lo
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1945-1945 Central Europe Campaign (1945)/Battle of the Ruhr Pocket
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In November 1950, Akins was a member of the Medical Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division then occupying a defensive position near Unsan, North Korea north of a bend in the Kuryong River known as the Camel's Head. On Nov. 1, elements of two Chinese Communist Divisions struck the 1st Cavalry Division?s lines, collapsing the perimeter and forcing a withdrawal. Akins was reported missing on Nov. 2, 1950 and was one of the more than 350 servicemen unaccounted-for from the battle at Unsan.


In April 2007, the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.), acting through the intermediary of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, repatriated to the United States six boxes of human remains believed to be those of U.S. soldiers.The D.P.R.K. reported that the remains were excavated in November 2006 near Unsan in North Pyongan Province.

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