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PFC Bennie Alston
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1943
Rocky Mount
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1967
Tam Kỳ
Quang Nam, Vietnam

US Marine PFC Bennie Alston, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Edgecombe County, he was living in Charlotte at the time of his enlistment.

US Marine Private First Class Bennie Alston was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Alston served our country until December 19th, 1967 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was not married. Bennie died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Bennie was born on September 12th, 1943 in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. PFC Alston is on panel 32E, line 019 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Uncle Bennie, So much has happened since you left us. First to leave us was Aunt Geradine, then your Dad, your Mom and lastly my dad(2003). God has been good through it all. My son is 31 with 5 kids and in the Army. Kisha has a son that is 7. Well, just thought I would catch you up. Love ya. From your oldest Niece, Deborah Alston, Nashville TN 37076, Niece

He is is the Son of Mr and Mrs James R Alston Sr of Edgecombe Co. NC

He served with Hotel Company, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

Family links: 
  James Rufus Alston (1911 - 1989)
  Ida Louise Byrd Alston (1915 - 2001)
Northeastern Cemetery
Rocky Mount
Edgecombe County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Sect. 11, Row 4, Lot 2, Loc.1
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17204336
PFC Bennie Alston
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PFC Bennie Alston
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PFC Bennie Alston
Added by: Tom Reece
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~With honor and respect~
- Kerstin
 Added: Dec. 19, 2016

- Delma Dallefeld
 Added: Dec. 19, 2016
~In memory~
- Kerstin
 Added: Sep. 12, 2016
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