Alford, Ulysses, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11E30-Armor Tank Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11E30, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1957 - 1966

Staff Sergeant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Asheville, NC
Last Address
Asheville, NC

Casualty Date
Jul 09, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 008 / Plot: Section 52 Site 1610.

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry 1st Infantry Division
  1966-1966, 11E30, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1966-1966, 11E30, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Staff Sergeant Ulysses Alford was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Alford served our country until July 9th, 1966 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 27 years old and was married. It was reported that Ulysses died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Ulysses was born on June 25th, 1939 in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. SSG Alford is on panel 09E, line 008 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 8 years.

Ulysses Alford, Sr. was born June 25, 1939 in Elizabethtown, North Carolina to Josephine E. Alford. In 1948 he moved to Asheville, North Carolina where he attended St. Anthony's Catholic School and Stephen Lee High School. He also attended Boggs Academy Boarding School in Keysville, Georgia where he met his wife, Yvonne L. Lanier. Ulysses earned his GED in the United States Army after altering his birth certificate in order to enlist at the age of 16. He and Yvonne were married on December 16, 1959. To this union were born five children, Ulycia Yvette, Ulysses, Jr., Urban Lorenzo, Unee' Shevell and Uvanney Joppa. Currently, Ulysses Alford, Sr. is survived by his mother Josephine E. Holloway, widow, Yvonne L. Alford, and children, Ulycia A. Frazier, Urban L.Alford (Erika), Unee' A. Abrams (Curtis) all of Augusta, GA and Uvanney J. Alford (Alethea) of Gainesville, VA. His eldest son, Ulysses, Jr. passed away in August 1990. He is also survived by six grandchildren, SFC Michael L. Frazier of Fort Gordon, GA., Se`Verine J. Alford and Avery J. Alford of Gainesville, VA, Noah A. Abrams, Urban D. Alford and Kathryn Y. Alford all of Augusta, GA.

He served as a Staff Sergeant with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).
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