Houston Akins was born in 1923 in Georgia to Stanley Earnest Akins and Sallie B. Patterson.

Campaigns:  Algeria – French Morocco

Summary of Service;
Pfc. Houston C. Akins 14071587 509th PIB, Home of Record Chattanooga TN, Entered Service TN, 41 – 46, Died 19-Feb-44,  page 386 book Stand in the Door by Charles H. Doyle

Pvt. Houston C. Akins A Company 509th PIB 11-Jan-44 SO 4 Removed from Jump Status

Pvt. Houston C. Akins, D Company, 2nd Battalion,  509th PIR, Home of Record Chattanooga TN, Entered Service TN, 8-Nov-42 Plane 3 Seat 11 Combat Weight 244 lbs

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Plot A Row 14 Grave 12

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 19 February 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Parachutist Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Betty Pitts

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