Terry Lee Adkins
United States Marine Corps
Dupo, Illinois
July 06, 1949 to May 11, 1969
TERRY L ADKINS is on the Wall at Panel W25, Line 45

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Terry L Adkins
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15 Aug 2005

My brother, Terry Adkins, was a very hard working, dedicated young man. He always completed every task he was given to the best of his ability. He was a born leader and took great pride in serving his country. His family takes great pride in knowing the dedicated Marine that he was and the service he gave to his country and his men.

Larry Adkins

07 Nov 2005

Terry Lee Adkins was my cousin from West Virginia. I was on leave from Viet Nam when I was told he had died and was asked if I wanted to go to his services.

I was honored to go as a Marine and as a Vietnam Vet home on leave... We were both born in the same year, 1949, him in July, me in October. Our Moms knew each other and as kids we grew up around the same farms.

I am comforted that he's home, I'm still not... I salute you, my brother Marine - Semper Fi...

I shall meet you in heaven for some day my duty will be up here on earth and I shall know peace as you do.

From a cousin,
Cpl. Charles David Morgan
USMC 1st Recon

09 Nov 2005

My Hero

I never got to meet my uncle, but for some reason I feel that he is with me every day. I wrote a poem for him and the others who have given their lives for us so we could be free and live in this great country. So here it is (I hope you like it)

Memorial Day

The Official start of summer is what they say,
Referring to the last Monday in May.
Picnics, barbecues, and auto races, too,
Just some of the things people will do.
It is a day for families, a day for fun;
In a couple more weeks school is done.
We will all hope that the sun shines bright,
Not a thundercloud or raindrop in sight.
Just keep in mind this day and listen close to what I say.
Remember the men and women, please,
The ones who kept this country free.
They were sons, daughters, sisters, brothers,
Uncles, aunts, mothers and fathers.
This day has been set aside since the Civil War-
Let us not forget what it is set aside for.
Just take one moment this Memorial Day,
Place a flowers on a veteran's grave.
Let them know how thankful you are to be
In the home of the Brave.

From his greatniece,
Amanda Clark
7625 St Rt 37, E New Lexington, Oh 43764


A Note from The Virtual Wall

Lima 3/5 lost three men on 11 May 1969:
  • Cpl Terry L. Adkins, Dupo, IL;
  • LCpl Arturo B. Gutierrez, Crosbyton, TX; and
  • Pfc Carlisle O. Wark, Annapolis, MD.

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