LEWIS ALBANESE
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HONORED ON PANEL 12E, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

LEWIS ALBANESE

WALL NAME

LEWIS ALBANESE

PANEL / LINE

12E/131

DATE OF BIRTH

04/27/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/01/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SEATTLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

King County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEWIS ALBANESE
POSTED ON 5.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring a Medal of Honor recipient

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your actions which merited the Medal of Honor are exemplary. Rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 4.27.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Lewis Albanese, Served with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 10.29.2020
POSTED BY: Callie Wright

Video about Lewis

I found this memorial video done by a PBS affiliate and narrated by his sister Rosita.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiz7hGGl3Eo&list=PL18y1vgsGPLa_JBzJqI9Pmo67Ll8UMIiI&index=2
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POSTED ON 11.30.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Medal of Honor Award

PFC Lewis Albanese

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Private First Class Lewis Albanese, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company B, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), in action against enemy aggressor forces at Phu Muu II, Republic of Vietnam, on 1 December 1966. Private First Class Albanese's platoon, while advancing through densely covered terrain to establish a blocking position, received intense automatic weapons fire from close range. As other members maneuvered to assault the enemy position, Private First Class Albanese was ordered to provide security for the left flank of the platoon. Suddenly, the left flank received fire from enemy located in a well-concealed ditch. Realizing the imminent danger to his comrades from this fire, Private First Class Albanese fixed his bayonet and moved aggressively into the ditch. His action silenced the sniper fire, enabling the platoon to resume movement toward the main enemy position. As the platoon continued to advance, the sound of heavy firing emanated from the left flank from a pitched battle that ensued in the ditch which Private First Class Albanese had entered. The ditch was actually a well-organized complex of enemy defenses designed to bring devastating flanking fire on the forces attacking the main position. Private First Class Albanese, disregarding the danger to himself, advanced 100 meters along the trench and killed six of the snipers, who were armed with automatic weapons. Having exhausted his ammunition, Private First Class Albanese was mortally wounded when he engaged and killed two more enemy soldiers in fierce hand-to-hand combat. His unparalleled actions saved the lives of many members of his platoon who otherwise would have fallen to the sniper fire from the ditch, and enabled his platoon to successfully advance against an enemy force of overwhelming numerical superiority. Private First Class Albanese's extraordinary heroism and supreme dedication to his comrades were commensurate with the finest traditions of the military service and remain a tribute to himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2018
POSTED BY: Ron D/

SAVING LIVES

I was in that platoon, and cannot say enough "THANKS" to a very, very brave man, who did not even think about his own safety, but the safety of those around him. I know you are in Heaven, as Heaven accepts true hero's to their fellow human beings.
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