HONORED ON PANEL 60W, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

DENNIS OWEN AKERS

WALL NAME

DENNIS O AKERS

PANEL / LINE

60W/14

DATE OF BIRTH

02/26/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/05/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LOUISVILLE

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DENNIS OWEN AKERS
POSTED ON 4.4.2021
POSTED BY: Jimmy France

Remembering

Just came across four letters I received from Denny in 1967 (mailed from Vietnam).
Dennis (Denny to me) and I were cousins; our mothers were sisters. We lived in Louisville, KY and our homes were no more than 4 to 5 miles apart. I had a brother (Gary) and Denny had a sister (Patty); they are both deceased now. Our two families visited often and we enjoyed those visits when the four of us could play around together, as kids did at that time. I was 8 months older than Denny. I received a draft notice in June, 1966. I chose to enlist instead and entered the Army in September, 1966. I recall that Denny enlisted several months later. His first letter didn't indicate a unit or location of than 'Nam. However, his second letter (8 Sep 67) had 62nd Transportation Co. in the return address. His third and fourth letters (16 Oct 67 and 14 Nov 67) had the 534th Transportation Co. (Mdm. Trk) in the return address as his unit of assignment. In the third letter, he was TDY to the DMZ for 45 days at the Dong Ha Combat Base and in the fourth letter he was preparing to return to Long Binh. By that time, he had extended his tour in 'Nam for assignment to 191st Aviation Co, 1st Aviation Bde; his assignment at the time he was KIA. In that letter, he was excited about his upcoming assignment as a door gunner on a UH-1.
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POSTED ON 4.2.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die....
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POSTED ON 7.23.2020
POSTED BY: RONNIE COOK

You Will Never Be Forgotten, Pal

We grew up together and many of us served at the same time including yourself, me, my brother, Doug,Bill Stanley and many others. You’re the only one who did make it back. Wherever you are you’re making them laugh just like you always did. Never forget you.
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POSTED ON 7.23.2020
POSTED BY: Ronnie Cook

Tribute to Dennis O Akers

We grew up in that Old Louisville neighborhood together, Akes. Several of us were serving at the same time from the old neighborhood, including you, myself, my brother, Doug, Bill Stanley and others. We all made it back but you. We still talk about our great times and how you were always the one who kept us laughing for hours on end. Never will forget you, pal.
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POSTED ON 8.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 AKERS,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIED GRUNT. YOU WERE LOST ON THE SAME DAY MY SON WOULD BE BORN, DECADES LATER.
REST IN PEACE.
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