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FRANKLIN RANDOLPH AKANA


is honored on Panel 6W, Line 72 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 11/29/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP5 Franklin R. Akana was a Flight-qualified UH-1 helicopter mechanic and crew chief serving with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company. On November 20, 1970, SP5 Akana was the crew chief on a helicopter when he reportedly was fatally injured in the accidental detonation of a mechanical ambush device by an approaching friendly force. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • Missing my friend!

    Posted on 5/28/17
    Sleep in Peace my friend! On this Memorial Day Weekend, I honor you, your service, your friendship and your memory.

    You were a very good friend when we served together with the 114th and I will always cherish these memories! You are a true hero that served with dedication and honor ending with the ultimate highest sacrifice!

    Love you brother!

    Peter Smalley
    114th AHC, '70-71
    Republic of Vietnam
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/10/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR SPEC 5 AKANA,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIIEDHUEY - UH 1 HELICOPTER REPAIRER. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Five Franklin Randolph Akana, Served with the 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 214th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade
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  • Gone to Soon

    Posted on 2/5/16 - by Mrs Doris Akana doris_akana@yahoo.com
    I remember the afternoon that you walked into the restaurant and sat down in my section. After serving you and talking to you I was in Love! I told my boss " I am going to marry hi My! She laughed and said girl you are crazy! I was a pretty good cut up at work! The day Franklin and I got married , we went to the restaurant and told my boss! She was so happy for us! I loved you when you walked into my life and I love you still! I think of you often an I miss you still. This is one man who loved his country and was proud of it. Hawaii was home an would have been for all three of us but Vietnam got in our way and robbed us all three of the life we had planned. I will love you forever Franklin!
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