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LCpl Alfred Van Whitmer
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Birth: May 2, 1947
Death: Apr. 13, 1968

LCpl Whitmer#2269657
MOS:1371 Combat Engineer
Alfred arrived in Vietnam 1 March 1968 and was assigned to Bravo Company,1st Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division.
LCpl Whitmer died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head and right arm during an engagement with enemy forces,during a combat patrol along a canal 7 kilometers east of Hue Citadel, Thu Thien.
LCpl Whitmer was 1 of 27 Marines that died during the combat engagement.
Alfred was single and served his country for 2 years.
Survived by his parents, Afton V & Lenora I Whitmer, and two sisters, Shirley F, of Safford, AZ., and Eva A. Cratty of Morenci, AZ.

The above submitted by Tony, Find A Grave contributor #47235247.

Alfred joined the Marine Corps as part of the Morenci Nine, who all joined as part of the buddy system.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Afton V Whitmer (1917 - 1998)
  Lenora L Whitmer (1921 - 2001)
 
Inscription:
ARIZONA L CPL, CO B, 27 MAR, 1 MAR DIV, VIETNAM PH.
 
Burial:
Safford City Cemetery
Safford
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Plot: Block 2
 
Created by: Mike H
Record added: Aug 13, 2007
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LCpl Alfred Van Whitmer
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