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Akey, Vernon R.

Rank and Name, Private Vernon R. Akey.

Unit/placed in, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation).

 

Vernon was born  on Jun. 18, 1921 in New York .

 

Father, Paul Akey.

Mother, Maude R. (Pereau) Akey.

Sisters, Celia, Pauline, Betty, Clista and Regina Akey.  

 

Vernon entered  the Service from Ft. Sam Houston, Texas in Nov. 5, 1940 with service number # 18013746.

 

Vernon died  aa a POW in Camp Cabanatuan on July 10, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Vernon is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

He has a Memorial Grave at Garfield Cemetery, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County,
New York, USA.

 

Thanks to http://articles.southbendtribune.com/2006-09-24/news/26984962_1_fighter-planes-bombers-bataan  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/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

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

 

Camp Cabanatuan
Camp Memorial
Camp Prison Hut
Drawing Camp
His rank Private