|Birth: ||Oct. 30, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1944, France|
The Chattahoochee Valley Times News
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 1948
Thomas L. Alford
Will Be Accorded
The body of First Lieutenant Thomas L. Alford, of West Point, who served in the Army Air Force and was killed at Cheroburg, France, February 15, 1 944, arrived Wednesday afternoon, and full military rites were scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the graveside in West Point Cemetery.
Pending the graveside services the body will lie in state at Johnson and Blakely Funeral Home. The services will be conducted by Chaplain W. w. Elder, assisted by the Rev. Douglas Jackson. A firing squad will accord the hero full military honors. Eight members of the Chattahoochee Valley American Legion post will act as pall bearers.
Young Alford volunteered at the beginning of World War II and trained at Baksdale Field in Louisiana. He flew a B-26 bomber with his own crew overseas.
While in the service he received the Presidential Citation, the Distinguished Flying cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. He was awarded the Purple Heart Posthumously.
Surviving besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Alford, of West Point, are three brothers, Hugh Alford, of West Point, Charles Alford, of Langdale, and Ansel Alford of Brantley, Ala., and his grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Bryant, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lewis Bartley Alford (1893 - 1968)
Eva Marie Adams Alford (1900 - 1991)
Thomas Lewis Alford (1920 - 1944)
Ansel Eugene Alford (1924 - 1972)*
1st Lt. U S Army Air Corps, gave his life in defense of his Country
Created by: Bennie Gross
Record added: Feb 08, 2012
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