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ADRIAN ALAN AKINS


is honored on Panel 17W, Line 118 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 10/3/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP5 Adrian A. Akins was a Combat Engineer serving with the 919th Engineer Company, 11th Armored Cavalry. On October 25, 1969, SP5 Akins was at Camp Frenzell-Jones, five miles east of Bien Hoa city in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. Akin was the driver of a 10-ton tractor-trailer rig which was having a bridge section loaded onto it by crane. Akins stood on his trailer and guided the section by hand while it was being loaded. During this process, the cable carrying the bridge section struck an overhead electrical wire causing Akins to be electrocuted. He died after suffering fatal cardio-respiratory arrest. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/3/18 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Adrian.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR SPEC 5 AKINS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A COMBAT ENGINEER.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering my warrior friend

    Posted on 10/30/13 - by Richard W Confer
    I can't believe it has been 44 years since we got the news that you were not coming back to base camp. I can remember being stunned for quite some time afterwards. We as a company had one less quality soldier in our ranks. We carried on with heavy hearts. You are still thought of after all this time and will continue to be.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/8/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP5 Adrian Alan Akins, 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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