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PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield

PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield

West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Sep 1972 (aged 18)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section E Site 1529
Memorial ID 263100 · View Source
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In Memory of….. PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield.

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!

Rank - Private First Class
Service Branch - Infantry
Primary MOS - 11C-Indirect Fire Infantryman
MOS Group - Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit - 1972-1972, 11C, 17th Cavalry Regiment/H Troop
Service Years - 1970 - 1972
Age: 18
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Oct 2, 1953
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Father Mr. Enoch P. Ahlfied and Mother,Edna Mieure Enoch (Mason City,Il.), both Pawnee,Il. (2013 Both living) There are no known spouses or children on file for Alan. Paternal Uncles and Aunts, George, Pete, Henry, Carl William (Died March 3, 2014) and Charles; and Imogene, Dora, and Minnie.
* Maternal Grandparents: Grandfather, Gus and Grandmother, Bessie (Nelson) Mieure.
* Paternal Grandparents: Grandfather, Edwin and Grandmother, Harriet Ahlfield.

***** Final Rites were conducted for those from the West Salem area: Alan P. Ahlield, 18 of Pawnee; and William Hicks, 83, of near West Salem.

***** Alan there isn't a remembrance of high school without you. Thank you for your bravery and service for our country and freedom.
God Bless
Barbara Roberts-Saathoff

***** You were one of my few friends during the tough times in High School. You volunteered to go to serve your country in a war that had torn the country apart and did it with pride and dignity. You were a leader, friend and great guy.
I will remember forever the night I found out about your death. I walked the streets all night crying and praying for you. You made the ultimate sacrifice and all should appreciate it.
Thank you.
David Vangeison

PFC - E3 - Army - 1st AVN BDE
His tour began on May 4, 1972
Casualty was on Sep 10, 1972
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Rank/Rate: Private First Class
ID No: xxxxx4774
MOS/RATING: 11C10: Indirect Fire Infantryman
Length Service: **
Start Tour: 05/04/1972
Incident Date: 09/10/1972
Casualty Date: 09/10/1972
Age at Loss: 18
Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Accidental homicide


Body was recovered
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On September 10, 1972 PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield became a ground casualty.

Private First Class Ahlfield was enlisted as Active Duty Army as Infantry Indirect Fire Crewman Army with the 1st Aviation Brigade.

He became an accidental homicide and/or Casualty circumstances were attributed to "Intentional Homicide Small Arms Fire."

His body was recovered.


5/2/2014 2:06:00 PM
Illinoisans killed in Vietnam to be remembered

SPRINGFIELD –The 2,998 Illinois troops who died in the Vietnam War will be remembered this weekend with special ceremonies and a 24-hour vigil at the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery. The ceremony also marks the 26th anniversary of the memorial’s dedication.

The opening ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3. Saturday evening at 6, a special ceremony will be held for the 66 men from Illinois still listed as prisoners of war or missing in action.

Veterans from Christian County and the surrounding area who gave their lives in the Vietnam War are remembered today. They are:

PFC William Daniel Ealy and Capt. Joseph Stanley Smith, Assumption; PO1 Gary Le Conaway, Blue Mound; Sgt. Lawrence Allen Shaffer, Edinburg; Sgt. Larry Gene Bandy, Kincaid; 1LT Gal Walter Croon and PFC Aerio Joseph Lucchi, Jr., Nokomis; Sgt. William Richard Maryfield, PFC John Michael McKenna, WO Francis Albert Rochkes, Pana; SP4 Richard Leon Kollmann, Stonington:

Sgt. Russell Larned Engs III, PFC Robert Eugene Gelonek, Jr., LCPL Joseph Arnold Hill, SP4 Charles Ray Moomey; Cpl. Charles Gregory Ross, SP4 Michael Joseph Sincavage, 1Lt. William Miller Vitale, Taylorville; PFC Emmanuel Lloyd Eaton, Tower Hill; *** PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield, Cpl. John Eugene Martin, and SP4 Theodor William Sandidge, Pawnee.

The closing ceremony begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 4, and will conclude with the retiring of the honor guard from the Illinois Veteran Memorial Vigil Organization.

The vigil and all the ceremonies are free and open to the public.
The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is located off Route 29 in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery.






  • Maintained by: Eddieb
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 263100
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Alan Paul Ahlfield (2 Oct 1953–10 Sep 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 263100, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .