ALFRED HIGHTOWER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

ALFRED HIGHTOWER JR

WALL NAME

ALFRED HIGHTOWER JR

PANEL / LINE

38W/49

DATE OF BIRTH

02/01/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WAYNESVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Haywood County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALFRED HIGHTOWER JR
POSTED ON 6.2.2021
POSTED BY: Shelia Parker

A hero

In 1966 I was born and you were a young man defending this country. In 1968 you left this world serving honorably. Thank you for defending those wounded men and this great country. You will never be forgotten!
Your great niece,
Shelia Parker (Hightower clan from up the river)
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POSTED ON 6.2.2021
POSTED BY: Shelia Parker

A hero

In 1966 I was born and you were a young man defending this country. In 1968 you left this world serving honorably. Thank you for defending those wounded men and this great country. You will never be forgotten!
Your great niece,
Shelia Parker (Hightower clan from up the river)
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POSTED ON 6.3.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Alfred Hightower, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Memorial Day just passed when we honor and remember you. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.24.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Citation

Alfred Hightower , Jr.
Date of birth: February 1, 1948
Date of death: November 24, 1968
Place of Birth: North Carolina, Haywood County
Home of record: Waynesville 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 Specialist Fourth Class Alfred Hightower, Jr. (ASN: US-53528206), United States Army, for gallantry in action involving close combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Fourth Class Hightower distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 24 November 1968 while serving as a Machine gunner with Company A, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, on a reconnaissance in force mission near Tan Tru. After his platoon came under intense hostile fire, immediately sustaining two casualties in the point element. Specialist Hightower courageously ran across an open rice paddy and located his machine gun in a position from which he placed effective fire against the enemy emplacements. While he was engaging one of the bunkers, enabling his wounded comrades to receive aid, Specialist Hightower was mortally wounded by fire from a well-concealed emplacement on his right flank. Specialist Fourth Class Hightower's extraordinary heroism in close combat against an armed hostile force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 52 (January 2, 1969)

Action Date: November 24, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Specialist Fourth Class

Company: Company A

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 60th Infantry Regiment

Division: 9th Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 11.24.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Thank You

Thank you Spec. 4 Hightower for your leadership and courage.
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