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STEVEN WILLIAM ZIEGLER

  • Wall Name:STEVEN W ZIEGLER
  • Date of Birth:5/17/1943
  • Date of Casualty:1/31/1968
  • Home of Record:ZELIENOPLE
  • County of Record:BUTLER COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SSGT
  • Panel/Line:36E, 44
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN

ROBERT BRUCE ANNAS

  • Wall Name:ROBERT B ANNAS
  • Date of Birth:8/31/1946
  • Date of Casualty:2/1/1968
  • Home of Record:GRANITE FALLS
  • County of Record:CALDWELL COUNTY
  • State:NC
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:36E, 66
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

KENNETH HOSEA ALBRITTON


is honored on Panel 36E, Line 45 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/14/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT ALBRITTON,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER.
    REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/22/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant Kenneth Hosea Albritton, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 2/1/16 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Kenneth Hosea Albritton
    Date of birth: October 21, 1946
    Date of death: February 1, 1968
    Place of Birth: Florida, Arcadia
    Home of record: Fayetteville North Carolina
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star
    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Kenneth Hosea Albritton (ASN: 0-5337016), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 1 February 1968. On this date, Lieutenant Albritton was serving as a platoon leader on a search and destroy operation near the village of Cay Sanh, one kilometer north of Phu Loi. At approximately 1200 hours, he sighted several Viet Cong maneuvering to outflank his company, and immediately directed his men to prevent their attempt. Suddenly he and his platoon encountered hostile machine gun, automatic weapons and small arms fire. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Albritton ran from position to position shouting encouragement, adjusting the distribution of firepower, and directing the evacuation of casualties. Realizing additional firepower was necessary, he dashed through the vicious hostile fire to a nearby tracked vehicle mounted with twin-40 millimeter cannons. He then began placing a devastating volume of fire upon the well entrenched enemy and simultaneously ordered his platoon to launch a counterattack. Throughout the ensuing battle, he constantly remained in his exposed position placing effective fire upon the hostile positions. At the same time he brilliantly coordinated the attack and relayed adjustments of artillery fire to his company's forward observer. He continued his devastating fire on the insurgents until mortally wounded in the final moments of the engagement. His exemplary courage and dynamic leadership were directly responsible for the defeat of the enemy force and saved the lives of many of his men. First Lieutenant Albritton's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3695 (April 18, 1968)

    Action Date: February 1, 1968

    Service: Army

    Rank: First Lieutenant

    Company: Company A

    Battalion: 1st Battalion

    Regiment: 28th Infantry Regiment

    Division: 1st Infantry Division
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/8/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear 1LT Kenneth Hosea Albritton, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • Re-dedication of Albritton Middle School Named in Honor of Lt. Albritton

    Posted on 10/29/13 - by Lorra-Lee Legoas
    Albritton Middle School on Fort Bragg, NC was named in honor of Lt. Albritton. This year is the school's 30th anniversary. I am trying to locate friends and family of Lt. Albritton, so that we can invite them to attend Albritton Middle School's re-dedication. If any of Lt. Albritton's family and friends would be interested in attending, please contact me. The staff, students, and dignitaries would definitely enjoy any memories of Lt. Albritton that you could share. The accompanying picture is an aerial view of Albritton Middle School.
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