Kenneth Edward AleshireSpecialist Four
C CO, 4TH BN, 9TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
18 February 1948 - 27 February 1968
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The database page for Kenneth Edward Aleshire
The photo and following article is taken from The Philadelphia Daily News, special supplement entitled 'SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY,' October 26, 1987. The special supplement was issued in conjunction with the dedication of the Philadelphia Viet Nam Memorial.
From a native Philadelphian and Marine,
A very long time has passed since March of 1967 when we last saw each other ("Holden, what are you doing?"). I have visited Vietnam many times over the years. I always visit different war sites to write down in "visitor comment books" that you and Braxton were part of Olney Elementary 1962 and Olney High 1966. You and John will never be forgotten. I think you would be really glad to know that today I made a visit to your resting place at Lawnview. I never intend to forget the ultimate sacrifice that my childhood friend made many years ago.
A Note from The Virtual WallIn his addendum, Mr. Holden refers to PFC John Alan Braxton of A Company, 1/506th Infantry, who died on 26 July 1969 of wounds received while fighting in the A Shau Valley.
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a native Philadelphian and Viet Nam Veteran,
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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