Auger, Alvin Bernard, MSG

 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
16 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group Recondo Course
Service Years
1950 - 1974

Special Forces
Master Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Sixteen Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
Not Specified
Year of Birth
Not Specified
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ Mark E Cooper to remember Auger, Alvin Bernard, MSG.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter XXXI
  1975, Special Forces Association, Chapter XXXI (Executive Officer) (Dallas, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Honoring Al Auger’s Service

Funeral services with full military honors for Alvin Bernard Auger, 78, of Palestine were at noon Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. The family received condolences from 11 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Mr. Auger died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born Aug. 10, 1931, in West Warwick, RI, to Leroy and Eva Lachappelle Auger. Mr. Auger was raised as a Roman Catholic in Rhode Island with a childhood full of clambakes and family. He was a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and Green Beret having served 24 years with two tours in Korea, six in Vietnam, and two in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from the Monterrey Defense Language Institute and was a private pilot. He was an operations and intelligence sergeant on a Special Forces Operational Detachment (A Team) having served in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 10th Special Forces Groups (Airborne). His assignments also included White Star mobile training team, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute ROTC, Special Forces adviser to the Saudi Arabian Airborne Forces, and active duty adviser to Florida Special Forces Reserve and National Guard units. His military awards and decorations included the Bronze Star Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (6th Award), Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Laos) (Dominican Republic), Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award) Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal. After retiring, he worked as a defense and telephony contractor. He moved to Palestine in 1995 and enjoyed raising rabbits with his wife near Brushy Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Geri Auger, in July 2009. Mr. Auger is survived by two sons, John Auger and Joseph Auger; two daughters, Melissa Auger and Diane Jones; two brothers, Roy Auger and Eddie Auger; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; cousin, Leola Curan; and fiancé, Evelyn Laird. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Dallas Chapter XXXI of the Special Forces Association, Jerry Jochum, Ron Fory, Ben Lyons, Jim Ames, Gene Pugh, Charlie Barksdale and Paul Herrington. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675-8517 (a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization).

Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Thailand - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. Army
  1969-1970, 11F10, 5th Special Forces Group Recondo Course
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1959-1963 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/Battle of Go Cong
  1965-1966 Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
Copyright Inc 2003-2011