Anthony Boyce Akers

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Navy

HOMETOWN
Jourdanton, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS AN ENSIGN AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT THIRTY-FIVE (PT-35), MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT SQUADRON THREE (MTB-3), ON THE OCCASION OF THE EVACUATION OF PRESIDENT MANUEL QUEZON AND PARTY FROM NEGROS TO MINDANAO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, AND FROM 11 TO 13 MARCH 1942, IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS DURING A EXTRAORDINARY ACTION IN A RETROGRADE MANEUVER INVOLVING GENERAL DOUGLAS MACARTHUR. HE WAS AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL WITH BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER FOR DISTINGUISHED GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY.