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THOMAS MICHAEL SKALLY

  • Wall Name:THOMAS M SKALLY
  • Date of Birth:4/27/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/18/1969
  • Home of Record:ST LOUIS
  • County of Record:ST. LOUIS CITY
  • State:MO
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:32W, 57
  • Casualty Province:QUANG NAM

WARNELL EUGENE ATEN

  • Wall Name:WARNELL E ATEN
  • Date of Birth:1/10/1948
  • Date of Casualty:2/19/1969
  • Home of Record:BEAVERVILLE
  • County of Record:IROQUOIS COUNTY
  • State:IL
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:HM3
  • Panel/Line:32W, 57
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

EDWIN ARTHUR ACKERMAN JR


is honored on Panel 32W, Line 57 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/6/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CAPTAIN ACKERMAN,

    This is the week we are celebrating our nation's birthday. It is only fitting that we remember you, and the ultimate sacrifice you gave to our nation.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/16/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Captain Edwin Arthur Ackerman Jr., Served with Mobile Advisory Team 37, Advisory Team 68, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam Advisors (MACV).
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  • Silver Star Citation (full)

    Posted on 2/19/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Edwin Arthur Ackerman , Jr.
    Date of birth: August 15, 1938
    Date of death: February 19, 1969
    Place of Birth: Minnesota, Oronoco
    Home of record: Oronoco Minnesota
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star

    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Edwin Arthur Ackerman, Jr. (ASN: 0-2319955), United States Army, for gallantry in action. Captain Ackerman distinguished himself by gallantry in action on 19 February 1969 while serving as Senior Advisor, Mobile Advisory Team IV-37, Advisory Team 68, United States Army Advisory Group, IV Corps Tactical Zone, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. On that date, Captain Ackerman was leading an element of the Minh Duc Popular Forces on a night operation in the vicinity of My An Village, Minh Duc District, Vinh Long Province, Republic of Vietnam. As the small unit patrolled through the area, they suddenly contacted an enemy force. The enemy immediately began to withdraw into the surrounding area. Completely disregarding his own personal safety, Captain Ackerman fearlessly led his unit in pursuit of the fleeing hostile force. After several minutes the friendly unit had become spread out over a wide area and the point element suddenly became engaged in a vicious tri-directional firefight. Immediately, one of the United States Advisory was seriously wounded and shortly thereafter another American fell wounded. Exposing himself to the intense enemy fire, Captain Ackerman moved to the man's position and attempted to assist him. He then picked up the soldier's radio and began requesting aerial and artillery support. His courageous example, greatly inspired his Vietnamese comrades and contributed immeasurably to the conduct of the operation. Captain Ackerman's conspicuous gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1390 (1969)

    Action Date: February 19, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Captain

    Company: Advisory Team 68

    Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/22/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear Captain Edwin Arthur Ackerman Jr, 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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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/19/12 - by A Vietnam Vet.
    Silver Star

    Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

    SYNOPSIS: Captain Edwin Arthur Ackerman, Jr. (ASN: 0-2319955), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action on February 19, 1969 while serving with Advisory Team 37, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam in Southeast Asia.

    General Orders: Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, General Orders No. 1390 (1969)

    Action Date: February 19, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Captain

    Company: Advisory Team 37

    Division: Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
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The Wall of Faces

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