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Archer Sills Alston

  • Birth 24 Jul 1918 Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 14 Jul 2013 Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 66 Site 766
  • Memorial ID 114298784

ARCHER S. ALSTON
Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.)

Resident of Arlington, VA for more than fifty five years, passed away July 14, 2013 at Sunrise George Mason. He was 94.
Born July 24, 1918 in Starkville, MS, he was the only child of Harry and Effie Alston. His wife, Lucy Alston died in 1990.
After receiving a BS in Commercial Aviation from Mississippi State University in 1940, Arch joined the Army as an Aviation Cadet and was Honorably Discharged in 1942 to accept a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the US Air Force. He served in the USAF for 27 years as a Transportation Staff Officer assigned to the Pentagon, Europe, and the Far East and was a leader in pioneering innovations in forecasting and analyzing. He was awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal in 1968 and retired from the USAF in 1970.
In his retirement years Arch earned an MA in Art from American University, then traveled and lived in Paris, Japan and Starkville before returning to Arlington.
He is survived by children Harry Alston (Lil Reitzel), Joe Alston, Cindy Currle (Kenny), grandchildren Jonathan Currle (Leslie), Chris Currle, Kasey Currle, Lacey Currle Tisinger (Bryan), Zak Alston and great grandchildren Kelly, Katie and Lucy Currle.
Burial at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors will be at a later date.
Please sign the Guest Book at www.adventfuneral.com

Published in The Washington Post on July 24, 2013


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  • Created by: David McInturff
  • Added: 24 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114298784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archer Sills Alston (24 Jul 1918–14 Jul 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114298784, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by David McInturff (contributor 47179039) .