NORMAN D ADKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

NORMAN DALE ADKINS

WALL NAME

NORMAN D ADKINS

PANEL / LINE

11W/48

DATE OF BIRTH

10/27/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/25/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BEDFORD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuyahoga County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NORMAN DALE ADKINS
POSTED ON 10.22.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.30.2021
POSTED BY: sandy shimshock

A Bearcat Hero

Norman,, Thank you for your service is just not enough. YOU are a class of 69 Hero, you did not die in vain, and we wont forget you. We honor your memory as we pray for peace. God Bless YOU ♥ From a Fellow Bedford class of 69 Bearcat
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POSTED ON 4.25.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class Norman Dale Adkins, United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty. Private First Class Adkins distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions while serving as door gunner aboard a helicopter gunship during a mission to drop ammunition and food to a friendly regiment which was in heavy contact with the enemy. His ship received heavy automatic weapons fire during its first two gun runs, but he was able to suppress it with deadly minigun and rocket fire. As the ship broke out of its gun runs, Private First Class Adkins covered the aircraft with devastating machine gun fire. On the third pass over the landing zone the aircraft received vital hits to his control mechanisms. The aircraft commander and pilot struggled desperately to keep their ship under control, but due to the numerous hits received they started loosing altitude. As the aircraft went down Private First Class Adkins continued to fire his machine gun until the ship hit the trees and burst into flames. His selfless devotion to duty and courageous actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/54192
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POSTED ON 4.17.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from your classmates attest to their love for you. As long as you are remembered you will never truly die.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

PFC Norman Dale Adkins is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Twinsburg, OH.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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