KENNETH H ALBRITTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 45 OF THE WALL

KENNETH HOSEA ALBRITTON

WALL NAME

KENNETH H ALBRITTON

PANEL / LINE

36E/45

DATE OF BIRTH

10/21/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

FAYETTEVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cumberland County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH HOSEA ALBRITTON
POSTED ON 12.27.2021

Final Mission of 1LT Kenneth H. Albritton

On the evening of January 31, 1968, reports of large enemy movements around the hamlet of An My, about one mile northwest of the airstrip at Phu Loi Base Camp north of Saigon, RVN, were received by 1st Infantry Division commanders. For the next two days, a task force consisting of infantrymen from 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment (“Black Lions”), the battalion reconnaissance platoon, and firepower from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment ACAVs, a tank platoon and a platoon of M42 Dusters, fought the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) at An My. The American combined-arms task force consisted of about 300 men and took on two NVA regiments. The armored vehicles led the assault with the Black Lions troopers on each side. The M48A3 Patton tanks, Dusters, and ACAVs supplied tremendous firepower, but also drew a large amount of enemy fire. 1LT Kenneth H. Albritton, a platoon leader from Alpha Company,1/28, climbed on one of the tanks to direct its fire, crouching beside the turret while gesturing to the tank commander. As he started to jump off the tank, he was wounded by an enemy round. Alpha Company’s senior medic immediately rendered aid. Albritton sustained a chest wound and was evacuated by helicopter with other wounded. A rifleman with A-1/28 saw the tank with Albritton as he advanced into An My’s small village. He noticed movement behind a tree about 20 meters ahead and then saw Albritton take a round. While others were attending to him, the rifleman focused on the tree. He saw a dark shape come up out of the ground with a rifle and fired a short burst. The figure went down. As he moved forward, he saw a spider hole with a black pajama-clad body half out. Albritton had been avenged. Later that night, the company received word that Albritton had died. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions that day. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Tet: ‘All Hell Is Breaking Loose’…Black Lions at An My” at history.net]
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POSTED ON 4.10.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. Your name will live forever through the naming of a school after you.
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POSTED ON 10.21.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Kenneth Hosea Albritton, Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.3.2019
POSTED BY: Frank Razzagone

Still remembered

I first posted on this wall on June, 1999. Now 20 years later and I still have memories of our time together at OCS and seeing you for the last time at the Bob Hope show in 1967. I see on this wall that you are still remember by friends and family. Thank you for your service..
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POSTED ON 10.26.2017
POSTED BY: Karen Ann Albritton Melton

Proud of my Albritton family

Thank you for all you sacrificed. You're my hero, and since you are part of my family research, I will find you and record you so the rest of our family will know.
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