J. B. Akin

World War II
Service #18127509
RankPrivate First Class, U.S. Army
Unit194th Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMarch 29, 1945
Buried Plot C Row 13 Grave 23
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster