MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Acker, John Archie

Those Devils in Baggy Pants
By David Ross Fraley & Ross S. Carter

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Acker
  • FORENAME
John Archie
  • UNIT
3 Bn (Orange Combat Team)
  • RANK
Staff Sergeant
  • NUMBER
34104668
  • AWARD
Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • PLACE
Burma 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Bessemer,Jefferson County,Alabama
born 25.2.1917 Alabama
son of Adolphus Cratton and Abigail Louvina (nee Taft) Ackers
2 years high school
semi-skilled driller in extraction of minerals and construction in civilian life
married
enlisted 6.6.1941 Fort McClellan,Alabama
98 Field Artillery Bn (Pack) 1943 (Cpl)
Marauders 1.10.1943
WIA 16.4.1944 Burma
achieved rank of Technical Sergeant
married Lois Johnson (1927-58)
last residence 2079 Eastern Valley Road,Bessemer,Alabama
died 16.6.1993 Bessemer,Alabama
Hickman Chapel Cemetery,Tuscaloosa County,Alabama
 
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