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Calvin Ackerson

Division: Navy
Rank: Radioman second class
Hometown: Seneca, MO
Wartime Locations: Pacific Ocean
Wartime Service Dates: 1943 to 1947
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
Significant Accomplishments: seven major battles, saw the raising of the US flag on Iwo Jima