Akin, Richard Arthur, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11B10, C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
Service Years
1968 - 1968

Private First Class



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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Albany, OR
Last Address
Albany, OR

Casualty Date
Sep 03, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Willamette Memorial Park - Albany, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
45W 030

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  Tributes from Others: Jun 22, 2015  
   

Ed  Cardon
ed@epcsearchinternational.com
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Vet
Fellow 25th Infantry Division Veteran
I did not know PFC/E-3 Richard Akin but I served with the 25th Infantry Division from 1969-70. I salute your Service and Sacrifice. May you find the peace of the Lord and your family and friends as well.
Mar 18, 2011
 
manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. “He which hath no stomach, to this fight, let him depart. But we in it, shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless you, for your Sacrifice!!!
Mar 18, 2008
 
Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction, Co.
In Remembrance
Remembering, this Young Soldier, on the anniversary, of the day, he Gave his Life, for our country, with a Multitude, of Thanks, for his Courage, Service and Dedication, to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know, that you will, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I'am the sister, of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice, in Vietnam, 1967.... They shall, grow not old, as we that are left, grow old. age shall, not weary them, nor, the years condemn. At the going down, of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. "For the Fallen" September 1914 ~ R.L. Binyon ~
Mar 18, 2007
 
Gary Tippey
You, are not Forgotten.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
 
DOUG SNYDER
C2555D@VERIZON.NET
FELLOW, 25TH, INF., DIV., BROTHER
2555, MIDDLE WAY, EASTON, PA., 18040, USA
NOT FORGOTTEN HERO
JUST, TO LET YOU, KNOW, THAT YOU, ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, HERO. THANK YOU, FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. DOUG, CO., A, 222ND, MECH., INF., 25TH, INF., DIV., 1968.
Friday, March 18, 2005
 
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
kimabmitz@earthlink.net
admirer
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For PFC/E-3, Richard Akin and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not have to pay, so, high a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
 
Denis McDonough
Denis1146@aol.com
Fellow Bobcat

PFC., Akin, I just wanted, you, to know, you, are not forgotten. You, are loved and missed. My prayers, to you and your family. If anyone, knows, this brave soldier who gave, the ultimate sacrifice, would you please, contact Randy@Bobcat.WS, so we, can honor PFC., Akin, by having his picture, placed, on his former, unit, the 1/5, Mech., website, memorial page and on the Wall.
Monday, August 09, 2004
 
Rosemary Cain-Lawrence
rlawrence@icon.co.za
Cape Town, South Africa
Richard Akin, for you the darkness ended that tragic day of September 3 in Vietnam - I as a stranger, humbly bow my head and remember you today and hope that one day those in your country that forsook you, will also kneel in humbleness.
Tuesday, September 02, 2003
 
Jim Helmick
fellow vet.
Seattle, Wa., 98146, USA
For you, your family & friends. we didn't, forget about you. Rev: 21, 4&5
Saturday, March 18, 2006
 
We Remember
Richard is buried at Willamette Memorial Park, Albany, Linn County,OR
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com

Saturday, December 25, 201
 
Never Forgotten
ALWAYS REMEMBERED

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul....and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From all your "Band of Nam Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Email: bill .nelson@hbo.com
Relationship: Nam Vet
Monday, August 15, 200

   
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IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
   
Last Updated:
Jun 22, 2015
   
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