Tuesday, February 28, 2017
PFC Dillard Cundiff Akers
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.
PFC Akers is now buried in the Newbern Christian Church Cemetery in Dublin, Virginia.
Brother, Archie Lee Akers, was also drafted and served in the Army from 1942 to 1946,