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Spec Adell Arie Alston
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1944
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1966
Phu Yen, Vietnam

SP4 Adell Arie Alston, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Pittsboro, NC.

Specialist Four Adell Arie Alston was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SP4 Alston served our country until June 24th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. Adell died when his helicopter crashed. His body was recovered. Adell was born on January 14, 1944 in Pittsboro, NC. SP4 Alston is on panel 08E, line 083 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.

Featured photo of Sp4 Adell Arie Alston is courtesy of Adell's Family, especially George Alston and Adell's Sister.

Cousin, for the Love of You: Although I never got to meet you, as you were gone before I was born. I thank you for your sacrifice. I am grateful to know you through the many memories that you made with our family, that we now hold so dear. You were my brother's namesake. A name that he wore so very proudly. You are buried beside my grandparents an amazing final resting place. You are a HERO not only to our family, but also to this great country that we call home. We are safer and enjoy peaceful freedom because of your sacrifice. I would love to have known you Adell, the cousin my mother so fondly considered her 'brother'. I love you and your memory lives on in the lives and hearts of our family. Your cousin, Turkessa Alston Greene.

He is the Son of Mr and Mrs Ira J. Alston of 1106 North 17th, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Grandson of Mrs Nellie Alston Route 5 and Mrs Joyce Burnette, Route 2, Pittsboro NC.

He served with Bravo Company, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Medical Badge(CMB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal and The National Defense Service Medal.

Mitchell Chapel AME Zion Church Cemetery
Chatham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17201388
Spec Adell Arie Alston
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Spec Adell Arie Alston
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Spec Adell Arie Alston
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- Kerstin
 Added: Jun. 24, 2016
Dear SPC Alston, it is an honor to visit your memorial on your birthday and pay tribute to the sacrifice that you made while serving our country during the Vietnam War. Rest in peace.
- rw2009
 Added: Jan. 14, 2016
Thank you Adell for your ultimate sacrifice. You are not forgotten.
- Sue Seeterlin Rice
 Added: Jul. 15, 2015
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