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Corp Bobby Ray Alexander

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Corp Bobby Ray Alexander

  • Birth 13 Feb 1947 Morgan County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 16 Nov 1967 Quang Tri, Quang Tri, Vietnam
  • Burial Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA
  • Plot Garden of Gethsemane/Section 6 Lot 76B
  • Memorial ID 45768107

Bobby Ray Alexander was born Thursday. February 13, 1947 in Morgan County, Alabama to James Alexander and Lillie Mae Hill Alexander.

He attended Danville High School. In July 1966, he and his brother-in-law joined The Marine Corps on the buddy system. After boot camp at Parris Island, the two were split up and Bobby was sent to Vietnam. His tour of duty began on January 25, 1967. Bobby was wounded on two other occasions, before he was killed in action on November 16, 1967. He was a 20 year old Corporal.
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Vietnam Victim Rites Sunday

HARTSELLE -- Funeral services for Bobby Alexander, 20, of Hartselle 4, who was killed in Vietnam Nov. 16, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Rev. Austin Self, the Rev. Kenneth Graham officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Guntharp Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Alexander of Hartselle; two brothers, Billy and Tommy Alexander of Hartselle; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Eddy of Hartselle; a half brother, Charles Hill of Florida; his grandmother, Mrs. Mae Hill of Decatur.

Bill Alexander, L.V. Alexander, Travis Alexander, Ray Alexander, Fred Alexander and Kenneth Chaffin will be pallbearers.

The body will arrive at the funeral home at 2 p.m. today and will remain there until services.

Published in The Decatur Daily on Saturday, November 25, 1967


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  • Created by: Gene Hill
  • Added: 24 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45768107
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Bobby Ray Alexander (13 Feb 1947–16 Nov 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45768107, citing Roselawn Gardens Of Memory, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Gene Hill (contributor 46927304) .