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Rank and Name, Coxwain Samuel Joseph Akey.
Unit/placed in, USS Johnston (DD-557) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Samuel was born on Sep. 21, 1924 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota .
Father, Sam J. Akey.
Mother, Hattie M. Akey.
Sisters, Harriet, Helen, Elaine, June and Charlotte Akey.
Brother, Edward Akey.
Samuel entered the service from Wisconsin with service number # 8700156.
Samuel was KIA during The Battle off Samar, when the ship was Sunk by the Japanese Navy, on Oct. 25, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Samuel is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
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