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 2.1.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Kenneth Hosea Albritton
Date of birth: October 21, 1946
Date of death: February 1, 1968
Place of Birth: Florida, Arcadia
Home of record: Fayetteville 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 First Lieutenant (Infantry) Kenneth Hosea Albritton (ASN: 0-5337016), United States Army, for gallantry in action against a hostile force while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 1 February 1968. On this date, Lieutenant Albritton was serving as a platoon leader on a search and destroy operation near the village of Cay Sanh, one kilometer north of Phu Loi. At approximately 1200 hours, he sighted several Viet Cong maneuvering to outflank his company, and immediately directed his men to prevent their attempt. Suddenly he and his platoon encountered hostile machine gun, automatic weapons and small arms fire. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Lieutenant Albritton ran from position to position shouting encouragement, adjusting the distribution of firepower, and directing the evacuation of casualties. Realizing additional firepower was necessary, he dashed through the vicious hostile fire to a nearby tracked vehicle mounted with twin-40 millimeter cannons. He then began placing a devastating volume of fire upon the well entrenched enemy and simultaneously ordered his platoon to launch a counterattack. Throughout the ensuing battle, he constantly remained in his exposed position placing effective fire upon the hostile positions. At the same time he brilliantly coordinated the attack and relayed adjustments of artillery fire to his company's forward observer. He continued his devastating fire on the insurgents until mortally wounded in the final moments of the engagement. His exemplary courage and dynamic leadership were directly responsible for the defeat of the enemy force and saved the lives of many of his men. First Lieutenant Albritton's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 3695 (April 18, 1968)

Action Date: February 1, 1968

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion

Regiment: 28th Infantry Regiment

Division: 1st Infantry Division
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Kenneth Hosea Albritton, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.29.2013
POSTED BY: Lorra-Lee Legoas

Re-dedication of Albritton Middle School Named in Honor of Lt. Albritton

Re-dedication of Albritton Middle School Named in Honor of Lt. Albritton
Albritton Middle School on Fort Bragg, NC was named in honor of Lt. Albritton. This year is the school's 30th anniversary. I am trying to locate friends and family of Lt. Albritton, so that we can invite them to attend Albritton Middle School's re-dedication. If any of Lt. Albritton's family and friends would be interested in attending, please contact me. The staff, students, and dignitaries would definitely enjoy any memories of Lt. Albritton that you could share. The accompanying picture is an aerial view of Albritton Middle School.
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POSTED ON 8.16.2012

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(Photo Credit: Robert Albritton) Rest in peace with the warriors.

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POSTED ON 3.4.2011
POSTED BY: Jim Reece

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