Schofield, Alfred Vincent, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Infantry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Quincy
Last Address
Quincy

Casualty Date
Sep 16, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Wollaston Cemetery - Quincy, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
43W 009

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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Rifle
Pistol
M-203 Grenade Launcher
 

 
 Unit Assignments
23rd Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Silver Star
AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR

SCHOFIELD, ALFRED V
Company C, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 25th Infantry Division

   
Comments/Citation

For gallantry in action:First Lieutenant Schofield distinguished himself by heroic actions on 16 September 1968, while serving as a platoon leader with Company C, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry in the Republic of Vietnam. His unit was escorting a convoy on a road security mission when they came under heavy enemy fire. The lead vehicle was disabled and Lieutenant Schofield's armored personnel carrier was trapped in the killing zone. The initial burst of enemy fire killed or wounded several members of his platoon. Hearing a plea from one of the wounded men, Lieutenant Schofield, with complete disregard for his personal safety, braved the devastating enemy fire as he treated the ailing man. While carrying his comrades to the rear Lieutenant Schofield was fatally wounded by an enemy rocket. His valorous actions were responsible for saving several lives and the successful completion of the mission. Lieutenant Schofield's personal bravery, aggressiveness, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.



   
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