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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 50 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 7/9/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 Marion Eakins,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 51st anniversary is in 2 days, and it's sad. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • More public info about Butch and fellow soldiers

    Posted on 1/29/18 - by William Matthews
    Butch is written about in the Book,THE BOYS OF '67 by Mississippi historian Andrew Wiest. He was a good friend of Phil Ferro who died by his side on July 11 1967 and Wayne King who died nearby the same day, apparently trying to save them. This book was the basis of a documentary-type movie. The book gives details about their shared tours. Well worth reading. Gives a brief glimpse into the life and events behind the faces of these fine men died in the springtime of their lives. The 9th Infantry Div website has extensive material about all three and many others.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/29/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Marion Troy Eakins, Served with Company C, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division.
  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 7/14/15 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    Butch is buried at Fairview Methodist Church cemetery on route 356 just north of Burfordville, MO. 3rd row in from the east end, 3rd column in from the north.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Marion Troy Eakins, 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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