Frederick "Fred" Howard Acker
May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace, as we await His assured time when "death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."
My condolences to the Acker family. I was fortunate to work with Fred from 1967 to 1970 at VQ-1. He was an inspiration to all.
Carl Fisher, AVCM, USN Retired
My condolences to Clara and family. I best remember Fred as a person with fine leadership qualities while working with him on four different occasions. Our duty assignments seemed tethered from 1968-1975. Our last contact was when Clara and Fred visited our home in Bolton, TN just before I left the area. As with many other Navy Shipmates, we lost contact after retirement.
Paul Hutchison, ATCS, USN Retired
My condolences to the Acker family, I had the honor of serving under Fred during his years in VQ-1 Atsugi, Japan. My memories of Fred are of a great leader and shipmate whom I will always remember as a friend. May he rest in peace and may the family heal from this loss.
Art "tudy" Orona
My sincere condolences to Fred's family. I was in VQ-1 with Fred and worked with him for several years. I was a PO2 at that time and Fred was a true inspiration and example. He is one who I credit with my getting ahead in the USN. Fred and I worked on Sea Wing together and when I left the squadron, I met Fred and Rick Duncan in Hawaii. They were on their way back to Japan from California with an aircraft Fred had really tried to get me to go get. I picked up Fred and Rick at Barbers Point early in the day and we toured Oahu and had a nice dinner and drinks at a relatives house. That was the last time I saw Fred although I did talk to him a few times later. Ironically, Rick Duncan also passed away earlier this year. Fred was a real friend and inspiration and he will be missed.
TJ Wiley, Lawrenceville, GA.