Alonzo, Alfred H, Sr., M/Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
1729-Combat Engineer First Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1729, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
Service Years
1940 - 1950

Master Sergeant


Three Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Hillsborough

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1950, Korean War Fallen
  1950, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
  1950-1950, 1729, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Osan
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Master Sergeant Alfred Hernandez Alonzo, Sr. was a member of Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Pyonyang Province, North Korea on 2 November 1950.  He was one of almost 400 men lost in this battle.

He was assigned to the U.S. 8th Cavalry Regiment and attached units (1st Cavalry Division), when their unit came under attack by Chinese forces near Unsan, North Korea on the night of Nov. 1-2, 1950. Following the battle, he and nearly 400 others from the 8th Cavalry Regiment were declared missing or killed in action. 

In 2000, his remains were recovered, and later identified.  He was interred in Florida National Cemetery in November 2006.

9 other servicemen were found in the same burial site in North Korea.

   
Comments/Citation
Links:

http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=10243  (remains found)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16005603 (burial site, photo)
http://pow-mia-kia.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=356&Itemid=51
http://www.koreanwarexpow.org/info/pastnews2006_2.html

   
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