WILLIAM R ALFREDSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 11W, LINE 5 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM RICHARD ALFREDSON

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R ALFREDSON

PANEL / LINE

11W/5

DATE OF BIRTH

03/23/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TIN

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/15/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MENOMINEE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Menominee County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM RICHARD ALFREDSON
POSTED ON 8.18.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SGT ALFREDSON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT.
REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 4.11.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT William Richard Alfredson, 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 12.7.2013
POSTED BY: Marge (Lindner) Yuenger

Childhood buddies

Bill and I grew up together. Most summer days we could be found together in the neighborhood. We spent many hours of quality time in the sandbox, on bikes or up in trees. Lots of night games, baseball, and even "garage circus acts". Of course it was "Billy" back then.
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POSTED ON 6.11.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee, MI. BSM/OLC PH
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POSTED ON 2.27.2001
POSTED BY: Veterans of 1st Bn, 46th Inf, 198/196, Americal, "The Professionals"

1/46th Inf, 198th/196th Bde. Americal. "The Professionals"

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop that steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-laden bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

William Richard Alfredson was a member of Alpha Company, First Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. He is honored here by the veterans of 1/46th.

"The Professionals," of 1/46 came in-country via the USS Upshur on October 4, 1967 as part of the 198th Light Infantry Brigade. The 198th became part of the Americal Division. After one month of orientation at Duc Pho, the battalion was deployed north of Chu Lai and patrolled from Hill 54, Hill 69, LZ Young and LZ Baldy in Quang Tin Province. In March of 1969, the battalion moved to LZ Professional, in the mountains southwest of Tien Phuoc, Quang Tin Province, to relieve a battered 1/52 Infantry of the 198th. In July of 1969, 1/46, which had been operating under operational control of the 196th LIB of the Americal, became a permanent member of that brigade. The battalion operated from LZ Professional until August of 1970. In February of 1970, the battalion established a temporary firebase at LZ Mary Ann, at a remote mountain site near Hau Duc, Quang Tin Province. The battalion returned to Mary Ann in the summer of 1970 and operated from there and LZ Young, which was between Tien Phuoc and Tam Ky, during 1970 and 1971. The battalion left Mary Ann in April of 1971 when the Americal Division was deactivated and the 196th Brigade reverted to its status as an independent brigade and deployed at Danang, to provide security for the port. In June, 1972, 1/46 left Vietnam. Of the names on this wall, 233 of them, close to half the battalion's actual field strength at any given time in Vietnam, were members of 1/46, or died while deployed with us.
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