|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 2011|
Ben's parents are Peter Martin Alvestad and Karen Marie "Carrie" Kahrs, both from Norway. His known siblings are Margaret, Helen and Paul Alvestad.
He married Ingrid Josefa Johansen, November 29, 1947 in King County, Washington. Their known children are John, Karen, Kenny, David Alvestad.
He joined the army in 1942 & was assigned to the elite First Special Service Force of American & Canadian soldiers known by the German Army as The Devil's Brigade. He was awarded the Silver & Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, Canadian Parachute Wings, as well as numerous other medals and citations for bravery in battle. He went on to become a successful commercial fisherman for over 40 years.
Peter Martin Alvestad (1881 - 1956)
Karen Marie Kahrs Alvestad (1887 - 1938)
Ingrid Josefa Johansen Alvestad (1921 - 2000)*
Margaret A Goldman (1912 - 2002)*
Helen M Alvestad Bird (1913 - 2003)*
Paul Christian Alvestad (1917 - 2005)*
Bernhard Kristopher Alvestad (1920 - 2011)
Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa
Gig Harbor Cemetery
Created by: Kathy Stroope Veasey
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82960657