HERMAN C ACKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 76 OF THE WALL

HERMAN CAROL ACKER

WALL NAME

HERMAN C ACKER

PANEL / LINE

1W/76

DATE OF BIRTH

11/19/1953

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/01/1972

HOME OF RECORD

RESERVE

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

SA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HERMAN CAROL ACKER
POSTED ON 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 11.16.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

NEVER FORGOTTEN

On the remembrance of your 67th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Forever 18.

Semper Fortis.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2019
POSTED BY: Richard Sakharoff

Thank you Sailor

Today would have been your 66th birthday. You were still 18 years old when along with many of your comrades you met with your fate. Because of your birth date, you would not have been called by the draft. Thank you for enlisting in the Navy to serve your country. Peace to you always.
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POSTED ON 10.1.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 10.15.2017

Casualty at Sea

Shortly after midnight on October 1, 1972, the heavy cruiser USS Newport News (CA-148) commenced a gunfire support mission from her station off the South Vietnam coast against NVA troops and bunker positions in the vicinity of Quang Tri City, RVN. At 0059 hours, an in-bore explosion, caused by a defective projectile, tore through the inside of Turret II, burned more than 700 pounds of powder in the hoists, and ignited fires within the turret. All men in the turret and the upper and lower shell decks died instantly at their stations. One lower shell deck man, apparently transiting the lower handling room at the moment of the casualty, escaped the turret but died outside of chemical pneumonitis from fume inhalation, as did two others from the lower handling room. One man not part of the turret crew died from the same cause, bringing total deaths to 20. Many others, including officers and men from various below-deck stations outside the turret, were given medical treatment for various degrees of exposure to fume inhalation. The lost crewmen included GMG1 Tommy M. Hawker, GMG1 Wesley H. Rose, BM3 William Clark Jr., GMG3 Charles W. Clinard, SN Jack S. Bergman Jr., SN Terry W. Deal, SN Edward R. McEleney Jr., SN Ralph L. Robinson, SN David L. Scott, SA Herman C. Acker, SA Ronald P. Daley, SA William H. Harrison III, SA Robert M. Kikkert, SA Robert T. Moore, SA Stanley G. Pilot Jr., SA Ricky L. Rucker, SA Jeffrey L. Scheller, SA Richard C. Tessman, SR Raymond R. Davis, and SN Joseph Grisafi. [Taken from unm.edu]
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