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Adkison, Luther Vernon

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Luther Vernon Adkison.

Unit/placed on, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


Luther was born  in Sep. 18, 1923 in Bosque County, Texas.


Father, Andy J. Adkison.

Mother, Callie E. (Wellborn) Adkison.

Sisters, Rosa, Lula and Leila M. Adkison.

Stepsisters, Nettie R. and Ruby A. Morrow.  

Brothers, Travis D., Clint C. and Willam J. Adkison.

Stepbrother, Arthur H.Morrow.


Luther entered  the service from Texas with service-number # 8399894.


Luther was KIA  when the USS Franklin was hit by Bomb strike from a Japanese dive Bomber, off Honshu, Japan , on Dec. 19, 1945, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon,  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


 Luther is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

He has a Memorial Grave at Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to  http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/13t.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
Japanese Yokosuka D4Y Dive Bomber
His rank Seaman Second Class