In Memory of
Army Sergeant
Leonard Warren Acker
Lily, South Dakota
Day County
December 17, 1921 -- April 11, 1945
Killed in Action in Germany

Leonard Warren Acker

Leonard Warren Acker was born in Clark, South Dakota, on December 17, 1921.  Leonard was the tenth of thirteen children born to Warren Robert Acker and Nancy Mabel Chase Acker.  Leonard attended school at Lily Public School and graduated in 1940.  He worked on the family farm until he entered the service. 

Leonard entered the army in September of 1942 and was sent overseas in 1944.  He was attached to the 407th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division.  He took part in the Battle of the Bulge.

On April 11, 1945 Sergeant Leonard Acker was killed in action in Germany.  He was buried at Plot L, Row 17, Grave 20, Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraaten, Holland.  For his bravery, Sgt. Acker was awarded the Purple Heart.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Jenna Aker, 11th Grade, Waubay School, Waubay, South Dakota, February 22, 2002.  Information for this entry was provided by Mrs. Ellen Rasmussen, Oregon, niece of Sgt. Acker.