Private First Class Carl A. Akins was the son of Andrew and Bertha Garrett Akins. Siblings were Edd Steelman, Jesse Steelman, James, Hobert, Charles, Opal, Margaret, and Thelma. At the time of his death, the 32nd Division was involved in the leap frog operation along the coast of New Guinea against the Japanese.
Enlisted 18 November 1942, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
Died 29 July 1944
Buried at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines, plot F, Row 5, Grave 78
Served in 127th Infantry, 32nd Division