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First Name: James

Last Name: Akins

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Franklin

Date of Birth: 05 April 1943

Date of Death: 19 May 1967

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
James Franklin Akins

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


James Franklin Akins
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

On 19 May 1967, Sergeant James Franklin Akins was serving with I Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Sgt Akins was killed in action when he sustained wounds from artillery, rocket or mortar fire. His body was recovered.

Medals and Awards

Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name James F Akins is engraved on Panel 20E Line 042 of the Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Death and Burial

Sergeant James Franklin Akins was killed in action on 19 May 1967. He is buried at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in McMinnville, TN.

Honoree ID: 3335   Created by: MHOH




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