Combs, Alfred Henry, Jr., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 11B10, Field Advisory Element MACV
Service Years
1951 - 1965

Special Forces

Sergeant First Class

Four Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jun 25, 1965
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 017

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)(DLI South-West) Vietnamese Language CourseMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1961-1963, 11B10, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1963-1964, 11B10, (DLI South-West) Vietnamese Language Course
  1964-1965, 11B10, Field Advisory Element MACV
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant First Class Alfred Henry Combs ,Jr
MACV Advisor (attached ARVN Airborne)
Date Of Death: 25th June 1965
Age: 34
from Seaside,California
born 11.1.1931
killed in floating restuarant bombing Saigon,South Vietnam
his wife also died in bombing
1 SF Group early 1960s
Killed in the explosion set off in a terrorist attack while off base in Saigon at the My Canh Restuarant (a floating restaurant moored 25 feet of the shoreline built on a barge. Also known as "Cheap Charlie's). 42 people were killed in the explosion, including at least 12 Americans with over 80 wounded.

Those listed in newspaper accounts:

MSgt. Douglas H. D'Orsay, USAF
A1C RObert J. Smith, USAF
A1C Michael E. Widener, USAF

PO1C German P. Acosta, USN

SFC Alfred Coombs, Jr,. USA
PFC Michael J. Ihnat, USA
PFC James T. Brown, USA

Vietnam Wall Panel coords 02E 017
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