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Alfred L. Wilson

 
 
Alfred L. Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
1. Alfred L. Wilson Marker
Inscription.  World War II Veteran

Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army,
Medical Detachment
328th Infantry Regiment,
26th Infantry Division

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL
of HONOR RECIPIENT

The highest award for Valor in action against an enemy force which can, be bestowed upon an Individual serving the Armed Forces of the United States. Fatally injured Alfred stayed with his regiment attending to other wounded comrades paying the ultimate price. A true American hero. Saying thank you for your courageous act is simply not enough for your sacrifice. This placard is dedicated to you for you act of heroism. May it warrant you the respect and, honor you deserve while awaiting your eternal reward.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 39° 49.205′ N, 79° 45.935′ W. Marker is in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Memorial can be reached from Dry Knob Road (Pennsylvania Route 3014) east of Kissinger
Alfred L. Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
2. Alfred L. Wilson Marker
Marker is below the primary plaque.

Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Alfred L. Wilson Cpl. Med. Det. 328th. Inf. W. W. II 1919 • 1944
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Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Maple Grove Cemetery. Follow the signs from the cemetery entrance to the site of the marker and the grave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairchance PA 15436, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pastors of S.S. Cyril & Methodius Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Roll Of Honor (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Fort Gaddis (approx. 3½ miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served Our Country (approx. 4.8 miles away); Uniontown (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairchance.
 
Additional keywords. Medal of Honor
 
Alfred L. Wilson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
3. Alfred L. Wilson Marker
Marker is located along the cemetery road within sight of the gravesite.

Tech 5 Alfred L Wilson WWII Medal of Honor During a fire fight near Bezangle LaPetite France he was severely wounded, He refused evacuation, continued to treat the other wounded soliders
Alfred L. Wilson Grave and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
4. Alfred L. Wilson Grave and Marker
Alfred L. Wilson Markers and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
5. Alfred L. Wilson Markers and Gravesite
Entrance To Maple Grove Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
6. Entrance To Maple Grove Cemetery
Including an additional Wilson marker.
Wilson Marker At Entrance To Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, July 28, 2021
7. Wilson Marker At Entrance To Cemetery
World War II Veteran
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Alfred L. Wilson
Saved the lives of at least ten men while sacrificing his own. Alfred lies here at rest until his eternal reward. Never to be forgotten for his act of heroism by this community.
John 15:13
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on August 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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