|Birth: ||May 2, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 1968|
Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
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.
Afton V Whitmer (1917 - 1998)
Lenora L Whitmer (1921 - 2001)
ARIZONA L CPL, CO B, 27 MAR, 1 MAR DIV, VIETNAM PH.
Safford City Cemetery
Plot: Block 2
Created by: Mike H
Record added: Aug 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20933037