Tifton in Tift County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A.V. "Bubba" Akin
— A Native of Ashburn, Georgia —
He served his country honorably in World War II.
After his military service, he diligently served his fellow veterans as the Veterans Service Officer for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, covering Tift, Turner, Ben Hill, Irwin and Worth counties. He later became Area Supervisor over 21 South Georgia offices, retiring after 34 years service. Following his retirement, he served on the State Veterans Service Board until his death.
”Bubba” was very active with the American Legion, holding various post, district and department offices and serving on the National Commission for Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.
He is remembered as a dedicated, able and active servant for all veterans.
by his fellow veterans of Tift County Post 21
The American Legion and Auxiliary.
November 11, 2007
Erected 2007 by Tift County Post 21, American Legion and Auxiliary.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II.
Location. 31° 27.203′ N, 83° 30.627′ W. Marker is in Tifton, Georgia, in Tift County. Memorial can be reached from Main Street (Love Avenue) (U.S. 41) just north of 1st Street East, on the left when traveling north. Marker is mounted on the memorial wall in Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tifton GA 31794, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William W. Outerbridge, Rear Admiral, USN (here, next to this marker); Henry Bostick (here, next to this marker); Henry Tift Myers (here, next to this marker); John Larkin Wright, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (here, next to this marker); "Major" Jack L. Woolard (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (here, next to this marker); M60A3 Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olympic Torch Paused at this Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tifton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tifton Veterans Memorial Plaza
Also see . . . Arthur V. “Bubba” Akin (Find a Grave). (Submitted on May 12, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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