Akers, Fred James.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Akers

(first name): Fred

(middle name): James

Date of birth

(month): October

(day): 12

(year): 1896

Place of Birth

(town): Narrows

(county): Giles

(state):

(country): United States

Name of father: Wallace Akers

Birthplace (country): Floyd County

Maiden name of mother: Mintie [?]

Birthplace (country): Floyd County

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no):

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): No

Married: No

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: None

Education

(Preparatory): High School

(College): None

Education

(University): None

(Degrees): None

Occupation before entry into service: Fireman

employer: Application Power Company

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): None

(town): Narrows

(county): Giles

Present home address

(street number): None

(town): Narrows

(county): Giles

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): July 27, 1917

at (place): Radford, Virginia

as a (rank): Private

in the: U.S.A. Infantry

section of the : National Guard

Identification number: 1289789

Assigned originally to

(company): M

(regiment): 116th

(division): 29th

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School, camp, station, ship: Camp McClellan, Alabama

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Promoted:-

From (rank): Private

to (rank): Corporal

Date: May 10, 1918

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, New Jersey

on (ship): USS Finland

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and arrived at (foreign port): St. Nazaire, France June 15, 1918

Proceeded from : St. Nazaire

to: Gilay

(date): June 24, 1918

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): July 28, 1918

Participated in the following engagements: Defensive of [?] ; also Battle of Muse Argonne Forest

Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

Nature of casuality: None

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability): None

Arrived at (American port): Newport News, Virginia

on (ship): Matsonia

Date: May 20, 1919

(from): St. Nazaire, France

Discharged from service at (place): Camp Lee, Virginia

(date): May 29, 1918

as a (rank): Corporal

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?: I thought best to be a volunteer.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Good

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Good experience

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: I thought I had [?]

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?:

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

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Camp Lee, Virginia

on (date): May 27

year: 1918

(full name): Fred James Akers

(rank): Corporal

(branch of service): Infantry

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Corporal, Fred J. Akers

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