Throwback Thursday, May 25, 2023: The Akers Family Collection

In honor of Memorial Day, a time where we remember military personnel who have sacrificed their lives in the service of our country, our Local History Librarian shares selections from letters in the Akers Family Collection written by Washingtonville local Eugene Akers, an Electrician’s Mate in the U.S. Navy who tragically lost his life following the bombardment of his vessel, the USS Emmons (DD-457/DMS-22) on April 6, 1945.

Please take a minute to read about this Washingtonville native here.