Opelika native Mary Adkins to be buried at Arlington

Opelika-Auburn News - 03-21


Arlington National Cemetery will be the scene today where Mary N. Adkins of Opelika will be laid to rest. She is the wife of Medal of Honor recipient Bennie G. Adkins, widely known for his heroics during the Vietnam War as documented in his book, “A Tiger Among Us.” But Mary Adkins deserves her own recognition and well earned the honor of a burial at Arlington, according to their son Keith.