Virginia Heroes

James Francis Akers

Corporal, Marine Corps

Born: September 12, 1929
Hometown: Roanoke City
Served In: Korea
Casualty Date: December 2, 1950
Died In: Chosin Reservoir, Korea
Awards: Korean Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Purple Heart, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Medal

Corporal Akers served with the 3rd Rifle Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine, 1st Marine Division.

His remains were not recovered but his name is memorialized in the Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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