A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
PFC Dillard Cundiff Akers
PFC Dillard Cundiff Akers was born 8 Apr 1924 in Dublin, Virginia to John Dillard and Della Grace (Roop) Akers. His father farmed and worked as a ferryman. The family had moved to Giles County by 1940.
Dillard volunteered for service 17 May 1943. Sent overseas he was assigned to Headquarters 72nd Ordnance Group. Reassigned to E Company 116th Infantry as a rifleman on 31 Dec 1944. He served with the unit until killed in action on 28 Feb 1945.