Akers, Eddie Leroy.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Akeres

(first name): Eddie

(middle name): Leroy

Date of birth

(month): July

(day): 10

(year): 1891

Place of Birth

(town): [illegible] Gap

(county): [Carroll?]

(state): Va

(country): USA.

Name of father: W[illegible] [Naley?] Akers

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Rhode Beamer

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

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Previous military service or training: none

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Occupation before entry into service: farmer

employer: self

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(town): [illegible] Gap

(county): Carroll

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(town): [illegible] Gap

(county): Carroll

(state): Va

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Sept 21 1917

at (place): Hillsville Va

as a (rank): private

in the: Infantry

section of the : National Army

Identification number: 1821822

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(regiment): 318

(division): 82

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School, camp, station, ship: [illegible] Va

From (date): Sept 22 1917

to (date): May 20 1918

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to (rank): Sgt

Date: Oct. 12 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken

on (ship): [fevehrian?]

(date): May 22 1918

and arrived at (foreign port): [Break?] May 30 1918

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Country: France

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 23 Aug. 18, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: St [illegible] off Sept 12-16-1918 [Muese?] [illegible] off Sept 26 Oct 12-1918 & Nov 1 to [illegible] 1918

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Arrived at (American port): Newport News

on (ship): [Maur?]

Date: May 27 1919 [Brat?]

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Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee

(date): June 3 1919

as a (rank): Sgt

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: farmer

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Willing to give services

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Improved [mentally?] + physically.

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Was an educational value

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Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

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Signed at (place): Camp Lee Va

on (date): June 1

year: 1919

(full name): Eddie L. Akers

(rank): Sgt.

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Sgt. Eddie L. Akers

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