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Akey, Samuel Joseph

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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USS Johnston (DE-557) Destroyer
Samuel J. Akey
His rank Coxwain