WWII Veteran Killed In Action
|Article By: Jenni Williams, The Guardian-Journal|
|An Athens, LA youth killed in action in 1942 is finally being put to rest where he belongs. |
Sergeant Aubie Lee Atkins Jr., 22, died defending his country as a radioman in the military on December 5, 1942, in the Southwest Pacific area.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 16 in Athens at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Cemetery.
The military will be escorting Atkins’ remains from Dallas to Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia and then on to Salem Cemetery.
The Rev. Gil Arthur, Lt. Col. United States Army National Guard, will deliver the memorial service, which will include a full 21 gun salute. Full military honors and a "fly-over" to honor Atkins will be at this time.