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PFC Ernest Alston, Jr
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Birth: May 12, 1943
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1966, Vietnam

PFC Ernest Alston Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Nashville, North Carolina.

PFC Ernest Alston Jr was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Alston served our country until June 20th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was not married. It was reported that Ernest died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. PFC Alston is on panel 08E, line 063 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

A North Carolina soldier has been killed while fighting in Vietnam, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. The Pentagon identified the Tar Heel as Army PFC Ernest Alston Jr of Nashville.

His parents are Mr Ernest Alston Sr and Mrs Virginia Richardson Alston of Route 2, Nashville.

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 'Wolfhounds', 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal.

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  Ernest Alston (1898 - 1980)
  Virginia Richardson Alston (1902 - 1993)
Oakland Cemetery
Nash County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17205083
PFC Ernest Alston, Jr
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PFC Ernest Alston, Jr
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PFC Ernest Alston, Jr
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