FRANCIS C AKI JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 39W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS CLAYBURN AKI JR

WALL NAME

FRANCIS C AKI JR

PANEL / LINE

39W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

02/19/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/15/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HONOLULU

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANCIS CLAYBURN AKI JR
POSTED ON 11.29.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Ground Casualty

SP4 Francis C. Aki Jr. was a Power Generation Equipment operator and mechanic serving with A Company, 15th Transportation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. On November 15, 1968, SP4 Aki was in his company’s area in Tay Ninh Province, RVN, when he was fatally electrocuted, suffering cardiac arrest after he touched a high voltage line while putting up electrical wiring. He was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 8.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SGT. AKI, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A POWER GENERATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/MECHANIC. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 10.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Francis Clayburn Aki Jr, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.22.2009
POSTED BY: A fellow vet

Son of Hawaii

Son of Hawaii
He maka lehua no kona one hanau

One who has the face of a warrior (loyal and honored) in his place of birth.

(From the Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Memorial)

Aloha oe
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POSTED ON 12.5.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson Nam Vet 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN


FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul....and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From all your "Band of Nam Brothers"
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