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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Roll of Honor

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Foto van Eldon W. Akins
Eldon W. Akins
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Private (Private First Class by Temp. Burial info)Born: 8/25/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 6/30/1942
Deceased: 7/28/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Pont-Hebert,Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Hometown: California
Army Serial Number: 39390982
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: E row 10 grave 15
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’35.5″N 0°51’26.4″W

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