SAMMIE E ALEXANDER
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 55 OF THE WALL

SAMMIE EDWARD ALEXANDER

WALL NAME

SAMMIE E ALEXANDER

PANEL / LINE

10W/55

DATE OF BIRTH

02/04/1938

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/17/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MILTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Rutherford County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR SAMMIE EDWARD ALEXANDER
POSTED ON 9.2.2017
POSTED BY: Jim Reece

Burial Information for this Vietnam Veteran.

Sammie is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Woodbury, Cannon County
Tennessee.
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POSTED ON 8.22.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SFC Sammie Edward 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT 1ST CLASS ALEXANDER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRCRAFT QUALITY CONTROL SUPERVISOR.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission SFC Sammie E. Alexander

Final Mission SFC Sammie E. Alexander
On May 17, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47C (tail number 67-18497) from B Company (Varsity), 159th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 101st Airborne was operating in Quang Tri Province (I Corps) when it was shot down. The aircraft was at level flight at 100 feet and 50 knots of air speed when it came under enemy fire. The helicopter was hit by at least five rounds, one which perforated the forward transmission sump and may have resulted in a hydraulic failure. The aircraft crashed causing fatal injuries to the five crew members aboard. They included pilots WO1 Phillip F. Arnold, CWO George C. Schultz Jr., crew chief SGT David W. Smith, flight engineer SFC Sammie E. Alexander, and gunner SGT Roy A. Petty Jr. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 6.16.2007
POSTED BY: Jim Davis - B/159th ASHB, 101st Airborne

To a Dedicated Soldier

Sammy, You were the epitome of a dedicated and classy soldier and person. Because of you guys like me felt safer and more comforted in knowing that somebody in that war was prepared. You were such a good man the Lord took you earlier than the rest of us. You are a HERO and I will never forget you. May God Bless your family and loved ones that they may know that you are with the Lord and "all is Well".
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