Decatur County

Willard Akes




Mrs. Willard Akes of Leon received word from her husband Willard Akes that he is now a Water-tender 3-c and rates a crow on his sleeve. He also sent a picture of himself and four buddies, and they all have a four months growth of beard.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, January 1944

Mrs. Willard Akes recently received word from her husband, Willard Akes W. T. 2/c, saying that he received seventy-two letters in one day. He is abroad a destroyer in the southwest Pacific, and had not received any mail for six weeks.

Source: Leon Journal-Reporter, Thursday, June 15, 1944