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is honored on Panel 55E, Line 37 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/6/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Terry Howard Alderson, Served with the 3rd Platoon, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 8/15/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/6/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Terry Howard Alderson, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/20/12 - by Robert Sage

    Terry is buried at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. BSM PH

  • A tribute to Terry H. Alderson

    Posted on 12/6/07 - by A fellow Vietnam Veteran
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. Rest in peace knowing that you honored us by your service and sacrifice. Your countrymen now honor you each time we stand and sing the words "...the land of the free and the home of the brave".

    I was at Dong Ha in May "68 and remember watching from the relative safety of our bunkers the battles being fought at Dai Do and Nhi Hi only a few kelometers away. I vividly recall watching as the battle progressed over a period of several days. Little did I know that many years later I would read about this battle in the book The Magnificient Bastards and about SP4 Alderson, and the many other marines and soldiers, who fought and died in that battle. What I did realize then was that had they not stopped and pushed back the NVA 320th Division at Dai Do and Nhi Hi that Dong Ha would likely be next. They did stop the NVA, but at the cost of many fine young Americans including SP4 Terry H. Alderson.

    May his family know that his sacrifice is not forgotten.

    Joe Vallecorsa (Army)
    Dong Ha '67/'68
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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