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DONALD WAYNE ADKINS


is honored on Panel 28E, Line 18 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/3/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR PFC ADKINS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY DIRECT FIRE CREWMAN. YOU HAVE A SPECIAL MOS TO ME. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/15/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Donald Wayne Adkins, Served with the 2nd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
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  • My Brother PFC Donald "Red" Adkins

    Posted on 3/22/14 - by Dave Aldridge
    I was also part of 2nd Platoon Delta Company 2nd Battalion 28th Infantry "Black Lions", which was part of the 1st Infantry Division. Everyone called him "Red" Adkins because of his flaming red hair. He was so young but wise beyond his years. He walked point and was very good at it. Unfortunately he wasn't walking point on 17 October 1967 and the lead element was decimated. Red Adkins died along side of Joe Crutcher and Fuqua and others from our platoon in Delta Company. They died trying to protect each other and that is what I have remembered for more than 45 years. I loved them all in 1967 when I first met them, and I love them still. May God Bless them and their loved ones forevermore. Black LIons!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Donald Wayne Adkins, 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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  • Daughter's Honor

    Posted on 11/11/11 - by Melissa West west-hirzelm@rcs.k12.tn.us
    In appreciation of you and your desire to fight for our country
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The Wall of Faces

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