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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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEWIS ALBANESE
POSTED ON 8.10.2005
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Lewis is buried att Evergreen-Washelli Cem in Seattle, WA.
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POSTED ON 1.8.2002
POSTED BY: Doug Sterner

In Honor of a TRUE American Hero

In an act of Heroism above and beyond the call of duty, this American gave the ultimate sacricice for his brothers.
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POSTED ON 6.17.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC POSTHUMOUS RECIPIENT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


LEWIS ALBANESE


served in the


UNITED STATES ARMY


with


COMPANY ' B '

5th BATTALION

7th CAVALRY

1st CAVALRY DIVISION ( AIRMOBILE )


was a posthumous recipient of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


who rests in honored glory at the


EVERGREEN - WASHELLI MEMORIAL PARK


SEATTTLE, WASHINGTON


To view an image of his gravesite,

please go to.....


www.findagrave.com/pictures/10770.html



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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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The award of the


CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 16 February 1968

by the

Secretary of the United States Army

Stanley R. Resor


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POSTED ON 5.31.1999
POSTED BY: Fulton

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company B, 5th Battalion (Airmobile), 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division

Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 1 December 1966

Entered service at: Seattle, Washington

Born: 27 April 1946, Venice, Italy

Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty. Pfc. 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, Pfc. 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, Pfc. 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 Pfc. 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. Pfc. Albanese, disregarding the danger to himself, advanced 100 meters along the trench and killed 6 of the snipers, who were armed with automatic weapons. Having exhausted his ammunition, Pfc. Albanese was mortally wounded when he engaged and killed 2 more enemy soldiers in fierce hand-to-hand combat. His unparalled 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. Pfc. 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 U.S. Army.

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The following e-mail and the photograph of Lewis Albanese were received on 13 November 1998 from Ric Hedman, [email protected]

"I have looked at your page on people from Vietnam that have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Lewis Albanese was a classmate of mine at Franklin High School in Seattle Washington. We graduated with the class of 1964. Lewie and I were aquaintances, we knew each other and had classes together, though we weren't great friends. We traveled in different circles but talked from time to time. I learned of Lewies' demise at a class reunion. He was a very nice person and well liked by the people around him".

Ric Hedman, US Navy, TN(SS)
ex-USS Flasher SSN 613, 1965 - 1968
Seattle, Washington

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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: ALBANESE

First name: LEWIS

Home of Record (official): SEATTLE

State (official): WA

Date of Birth: Saturday, April 27, 1946

Sex: Male

Race: Caucasian

Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army

Rank: PFC

Serial Number: 56390719

Component: Selective Service

Pay grade: E3

MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 11B20

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, August 2, 1966

Date of Casualty: Thursday, December 1, 1966

Age at time of loss: 20

Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died

Reason: Gun, small arms fire (Ground casualty)

Country: South VietNam

Province: Unknown/Not Reported

The Wall: Panel 12E - Row 131

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