Alphin, Talmadge Horton, Jr., SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
05B10-Radio Operator
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 05B, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)/Command & Control North (CCN)
Service Years
1963 - 1968


Special Forces
Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Williamsburg, VA
Last Address
Williamsburg, VA

Casualty Date
Aug 23, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Burns
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Williamsburg Memorial Park - James City, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47W 036

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Special Forces
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Unit Assignments
Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)/Command & Control North (CCN)
  1966-1966, 05B10, Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)
  1966-1967, 05B, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 05B, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1967-1968, 05B, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)/Command & Control North (CCN)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


23 Aug 68-;Talmadge H. Alphin, Jr., SSGT E-6, William H. Bric, III, PFC E-3, Thadeusz M Kepezyk, SFC E-7; Donald R Kerns, SFC E-7, James T Kickliter, SGT E-5; Charles R. Norris, MSG E-8; Richard E. Pegram, Jr. SGM, E-9, Paul D Potter, 1LT, from FOB2 (Kham Duc) at CCN for a conference; Rolf E. Rickmeyers, SFC E-7; Anthony J Santana, SP/4; Gilbert A Secor, MSG E8; James W. Smith, SGT E-5; Robert J. Uyesaka, SGT E-5 Howard S Varni, SSGT E-6, Harold R. Voorheis, SFC, E-7; Albert M. Waker, SFC E-7; Donald W. Welch, SFC E-7; USASF, 5th SFGA, FOB4 (Command & Control North), Marble Mountain, Da Nang, Ops 35 and 16 Indigenous Personnel and camp workers laborers, and team members ALL KIA-RR. Several of those killed were assigned to FOB's and were at the FOB-4 (CCN) compound for a conference. The CCN compound was attacked by enemy demolition, suicide element of more than 100 NVA which had infiltrated into the compound throwing satchel charges and firing away with AK rifles. The fighting raged on for more than three hours. (One source, reports 28 Americans and 41 Montagnard Commandos were killed).

   
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