ALFRED A FILIPPELLI
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

ALFRED ANDREW FILIPPELLI

WALL NAME

ALFRED A FILIPPELLI

PANEL / LINE

42W/17

DATE OF BIRTH

02/14/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WOODSIDE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR ALFRED ANDREW FILIPPELLI
POSTED ON 2.14.2023
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Alfred Andrew Filippelli, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 9.11.2022

Attack on FSB Schueller - September 26, 1968

Operation Cochise Green was a security and pacification operation conducted by the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, from March 30, 1968 to January 31, 1969. Inside the province were the Soui Ca Valley and “Oregon Trail,” busy infiltration routes used by the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) to move men and materials west from the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the Bong Son and Phu My coastal plains. U.S. efforts to interdict enemy movement along these routes included aggressive patrolling by ground forces and the construction of firebases to provide artillery fire support for infantry operating against the enemy interlopers. Also, along National Highway QL-19, strong points were established with armored personnel carriers (APC’s) in a ready-reaction posture to respond to calls for assistance. Eight miles due west of An Khe city, Fire Support Base/Landing Zone Schueller was constructed along QL-19 with a 105mm artillery battery to support ground operations against the NVA. The Viet Cong (VC) and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) were displeased with these developments they viewed as impediments to their own tactical objectives. Subsequently, throughout the province, the enemy launched frequent ambushes against Allied units and repeatedly mined the roadway along QL-19. At 9:19 AM on September 26, 1968, elements of C Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry, reported that LZ Schueller was receiving mortars rounds, and a convoy of vehicles between Bridges 24 and 25 on QL-19 was under attack. Strong Points (SP) Two and Three on the highway also came under mortar and rocket attack. The APC at SP Two was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade round, and in a most improbable action, a mortar round launched by the NVA against the APC at SP Three landed inside an open cargo hatch. The track immediately exploded, blowing off all of the hatches and gun mounts, completely destroying the APC. The attack at Schueller killed two men, infantrymen PFC Alfred A. Filippelli and PFC James D. Hacek. Both were posthumously promoted to Corporal. Four other personnel were wounded in the attacks and one APC was destroyed while another was damaged. Artillery and gunships were used in support and one enemy kill was reported. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “History of 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1 July 1968 – 30 September 1968” at ichiban1.org]
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POSTED ON 7.30.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 2.14.2022
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

In Remembrance

Corporal Alfred Andrew Filippelli served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry, A Company.
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POSTED ON 2.14.2022
POSTED BY: Jury Washington

Thank You For Your Valiant Service Soldier.

May those who served never be forgotten. Rest in peace CPL. Filippelli, I salute your brave soul. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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