LAURIE L ALEXANDER
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 3 OF THE WALL

LAURIE LEON ALEXANDER

WALL NAME

LAURIE L ALEXANDER

PANEL / LINE

10E/3

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/14/1966

HOME OF RECORD

SHELBYVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Shelby County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAURIE LEON ALEXANDER
POSTED ON 9.27.2017
POSTED BY: Tom Clark and Brenna McCormack, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana

Indiana Hero

Indiana Hero
Picture posted by Tom Clark, Teacher and Students, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana.
Please watch our video about what we have been doing in the classroom for the past 32 years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw6D-bcfPU
Picture from the Plain Dealer Library
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POSTED ON 8.3.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SSGT Laurie L. Alexander

During Operation Paul Revere II, the 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, had a continuing mission, beginning in May 1966, to interdict infiltration and supply routes in the Pleiku and Kontum Provinces. The Operation ended at the battle of Hill 534, on the southern portion of Chu Pong Massif near the Cambodian Border. Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, while pursuing a group of Viet Cong on foot, ran into a North Vietnamese battalion in prepared, bunkered positions. Company B, 2/5, while attempting to link up with Alpha Company, began slugging it out with enemy troops, likewise in well-defended positions. As the size of the fortification became known, additional companies were committed until two battalions of Skytroopers were positioned around the enemy. The fierce, close-in fighting continued throughout the night of August 14th and well into the morning of the 15th. When it was over, a total of 138 NVA dead were counted on the slope of Hill 534. The 5th Cavalry Regiment also paid a high price at the battle on Hill 534, suffering 17 killed. The dead included SSGT Laurie L. Alexander, PFC Henry Butler, 2LT Edward J. Dalton, SP4 Jeffrey B. Wagman, PFC Richard A. Waltman, SP4 Fred Brown, SGT Wayland Dunn, SP4 Sanford L. Jackson, SP4 James T. Langlois, SGT James R. Morley, PFC Donald L. Summers, PFC Fred L. Thomas, PFC James E. Phillips, SSGT William M. Croy, SP4 Caney Green, FSGT Kenneth Hawsey, and MAJ William E. Taylor. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 8.17.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SSGT. ALEXANDER,
THANK YOU FOR BEING A 1ST CAVALRY GRUNT. I WISH YOU WEREN'T KILLED SO CLOSE TO YOUR BIRTHDAY, FOR YOUR FAMILY'S SAKE.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2014
POSTED BY: Cassandra Alexander

Love you

Love you
Grandpa although i never met you I have known you my whole life through stories that were told to me. I miss you and love you so much and im just happy that i at least have stories and pictures of you. Until the day we can meet in heaven. Always and forever I love you.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SSGT Laurie Leon Alexander, 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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