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John Akins Collection (1900) Finding Aid

Item Number: 19000000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Less than one linear foot of two books written by John Akins titled ' On the Way to Khe Sanh' and 'Nam Au Go Go.'

Dates

  • 27 November 2006

Biographical / Historical

John Akins was born in Helena, Montana in 1947. In 1967, Akins volunteered for the United States Marine Corps beginning a total of two years of service, thirteen months of which were served in Southeast Asia. Akins first served with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division and was stationed at Khe Sanh in I Corps during the 1968 Tet Offensive. He then transferred to Quang Tin Province near Tam Ky and joined the 1st Combined Action Group, Combined Action Platoon (CAP) 1-1-6. Throughout his service in Southeast Asia, Akins was ranked as a Lance Corporal and was involved in Operation Pegasus and Operations Scotland II. Before being discharged from the Marine Corps in 1969 as a Private First Class (PFC), Akins received a Purple Heart. When he came back to the U.S. he returned to college. Current information about John Akins can be found at www.johnakins.net.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
0.1
Pages
1
Location(s)
Library
3
Books

Nam Au Go Go by John Akins, 2005
On the Way to Khe Sanh by John Akins, 2004
Drowning out the Drums: A Marine Comes Home by John Akins, 2013 (inscribed by author)

3
Books

Nam Au Go Go by John Akins, 2005
On the Way to Khe Sanh by John Akins, 2004
Drowning out the Drums: A Marine Comes Home by John Akins, 2013 (inscribed by author)


Pub Credit Line
19000000000, John Akins Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 27 Nov 2006 [Updated: 29 Sep 2016]