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Radioman second class Calvin Ackerson of U.S. Navy

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Calvin Ackerson
  • Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Rank: Radioman second class
  • Home Town: Seneca Missouri
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1943 to 1947
  • Wartime Locations: Pacific Ocean
  • Major Battles: 7 major battle ribbons, some classified, 13 campaign medals. Battle of Iwo Jima, one of very few that saw the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima.
  • Unit: On board the USS Suamico, refueling tanker
  • Accomplishments: seven major battles, saw the raising of the US flag on Iwo Jima

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