|Birth: ||Jun. 12, 1947|
|Death: ||Jun. 6, 1967|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
PFC Aldridge #2250851
Neil was born in Cleveland but grew up in Grant Park, IL. His father died in 1951 when Neil was two years old.
Neil enlisted in the Marines 24 June 1967,at the Chicago Recruiting Office twelve days after his 19th birthday.
Arriving in Vietnam he was assigned to Delta Company,1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment,3rd Marine Division.The company was participating in Operation Prairie IV when the company engaged hostile forces south southwest of Con Thien (Hill 158).Neil was wounded by hostile small arms fire and died aboard the USNH USS Repose of gunshot wounds to the abdomen that he sustained 14 May 1967.He died six days before his
20th birthday. Neil was single and served his country for 11 months and 13 days.
Survived by his mother,Minnie E Aldridge
His father,David Z Aldridge was deceased.
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David Z Aldridge (1904 - 1951)
Minnie L Hamann Aldridge (1910 - 1971)
Created by: Dick Zimmerman
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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