|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1943, At Sea|
Alfred served as a Private in the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Worcester County, Maryland prior to the war.
Alfred was declared "Missing In Action" when the Dorchester was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-223 and sunk in the North Atlantic during the war.
He was awarded the Mariner's Medal.
His remains were not recovered.
Service # 33064010
American Merchant Mariner's Memorial
Battery Park, New York City.
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through the present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have helped secure America’s liberty and prosperity. This sculpture was inspired by a photograph of the victims of a submarine attack on an American merchant ship during World War II. Left to the perils of the sea, the survivors later perished. This memorial serves as a marker for America’s Merchant Mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.
Dedicated October 8, 1991
The S.S. Dorchester is best remembered due to the story of the "Four Chaplains". Four Army Chaplains, among the military personnel being transported overseas for duty, died because they gave up their life jackets to save others. These chaplains included:
George Lansing Fox ~ Methodist Minister, 1st Lt
Clark Vandersall Poling Reformed Church Minister, 1st Lt
John P. Washington ~ Catholic Priest, 1st Lt
Alexander B. Goode ~ Rabbi, 1st Lt
( Bio by: Russ Pickett & Dan Phelan )
East Coast Memorial
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Tablets of the missing
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56060986
Added: Mar. 20, 2016
Added: Feb. 9, 2013
Thank you for the freedom I enjoy today.We will never forget!May you rest in peace Brave Soldier.|
Added: Jan. 1, 2012