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LEON HENRY ADAMS

  • Wall Name:LEON H ADAMS
  • Date of Birth:8/18/1949
  • Date of Casualty:6/9/1969
  • Home of Record:EL MONTE
  • County of Record:LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:23W, 116
  • Casualty Province:BINH LONG

GARY LESTER BARNES

  • Wall Name:GARY L BARNES
  • Date of Birth:6/16/1948
  • Date of Casualty:6/9/1969
  • Home of Record:SLEEPY EYE
  • County of Record:BROWN COUNTY
  • State:MN
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:23W, 116
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

DONALD WAYNE AKINS


is honored on Panel 23W, Line 116 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/11/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR CORPORAL AKINS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRCRAFT CNE/WEAPONS/DECM SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN.
    MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
    SEMPER FI.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Donald Wayne Akins, Served with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161), Marine Aircraft Group 39 (MAG-39), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing ( 1st MAW ).Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/23/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CPL Donald Wayne 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • missing you

    Posted on 5/17/15 - by Lisa lisastem444@gmail.com
    You have never left my thoughts in all these years. You still have a piece if my heart no one has been able to fill after all these years...I still love and miss you Donnie
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  • Final Mission of CPL Donald W. Akins

    Posted on 5/12/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On June 2, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 153970) from Marine Medium Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM 161) was on a medical evacuation mission east of Khe Sanh when the aircraft received enemy fire, causing it to crash and burn. Two crew members, crew chief CPL Donald W. Akins and medic HM2 Michael H. Cavanagh, and two passengers, CPL Michael Montijo and PFC Savas E. Trevino, suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The aircraft commander, George Kontrabecki, survived and was rescued. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.