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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.
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