|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1951|
Alexander was living in Houston, TX when he entered the service and was a member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.
He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on December 28, 1951 and died of those wounds later that day.
Sergeant Stewart was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
The Bonham Daily Favorite
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas
Mon. June 2, 1952
Funeral Rites for Lad Adopted By 34th Division Set
Funeral services will be held tomorrow in Houston for Corporal Alexander Stewart a French orphan adopted by the 34th Division during World War Two who was killed in action in Korea.
The 22 year old Stewart became an American citizen through a special grant of Congress after World War 2. He'd been adopted by the American G.I.'s in France and fought through several campaigns. After the war, Stewart slipped into the U.S. through Houston but he was deported. But Texas Congressmen took up his case and won for him the right to stay in America.
Stewart joined the Army and was promoted to Corporal shortly after he arrived in Korea. His body will be sent to Washington for burial in Arlington National Cemetery, the resting place of heroes.
Note: SGT USA
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 33, Site: 9667
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49356346