Michael Jene Akins
He was the oldest of five children, and we all looked up to him. When he chose to enlist in the Army we were an so proud of him and scared at the same time. He married his wife Llynn just before leaving for Boot Camp. His first child, Kathleen was born while he was stationed in Vietnam. Soon after he returned and was discharged from the Army we noticed a difference in him. He never talked about his experiences in Vietnam. Time went on and he and Llynn had two more girls, Toni and Tranquility, then twin boys, Jesse and Jake. He went into construction work. And became a master carpenter. He was Patriotic to the core and was very proud of serving his Country.