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is honored on Panel 1W, Line 76 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Casualty at Sea

    Posted on 10/15/17 - by
    Shortly after midnight on October 1, 1972, the heavy cruiser USS Newport News (CA-148) commenced a gunfire support mission from her station off the South Vietnam coast against NVA troops and bunker positions in the vicinity of Quang Tri City, RVN. At 0059 hours, an in-bore explosion, caused by a defective projectile, tore through the inside of Turret II, burned more than 700 pounds of powder in the hoists, and ignited fires within the turret. All men in the turret and the upper and lower shell decks died instantly at their stations. One lower shell deck man, apparently transiting the lower handling room at the moment of the casualty, escaped the turret but died outside of chemical pneumonitis from fume inhalation, as did two others from the lower handling room. One man not part of the turret crew died from the same cause, bringing total deaths to 20. Many others, including officers and men from various below-deck stations outside the turret, were given medical treatment for various degrees of exposure to fume inhalation. The lost crewmen included GMG1 Tommy M. Hawker, GMG1 Wesley H. Rose, BM3 William Clark Jr., GMG3 Charles W. Clinard, SN Jack S. Bergman Jr., SN Terry W. Deal, SN Edward R. McEleney Jr., SN Ralph L. Robinson, SN David L. Scott, SA Herman C. Acker, SA Ronald P. Daley, SA William H. Harrison III, SA Robert M. Kikkert, SA Robert T. Moore, SA Stanley G. Pilot Jr., SA Ricky L. Rucker, SA Jeffrey L. Scheller, SA Richard C. Tessman, SR Raymond R. Davis, and SN Joseph Grisafi. [Taken from]

    Posted on 1/23/17 - by JAMES STRAUB STRAUBEE1@YAHOO.COM
    SA Herman C Acker is resting at Pearlington Cemetery, Pearlington, MS

  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/5/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik

    We are still celebrating our nation's birthday. In this time of celebration, it is important to remember those who gave their all for this nation.

    Thank you for your service, and REST IN PEACE.

  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/16/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Seaman Apprentice Herman Carol Acker, Served aboard the USS Newport News (CA-148), Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/20/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SA Herman Carol Acker, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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