David Harold Alexander
10 Apr 2003
REMEMBERED ACROSS THE YEARSby Robert Sage
10 Aug 2005
Emotions At The WallTime has come to keep your memories,
Finally allowing past times and events go.
We will visit on every given opportunity,
Honoring all listed on these precious tablets of stone.
From life's trials you've been spared,
Thank God for some were cruel.
Time has healed most and cleared the air,
Restoring respect and dignity to brothers you knew.
Healing for some contines on,
Their hearts and minds affected more.
Still living life like they're in Vietnam,
On and on rages their war.
Myself, as I stand here looking at your name,
Unable to hold back the tears.
Wondering if our friendship would be the same,
Remembering fondly our youthful years.
My Brother, I will never forsake you,
Wherever life guides me, you will go.
Time has come to keep and treasure your memories,
Letting the pain of your loss flow from my soul.
Written July 16, 2005
On December 19, 1968, local area newspapers, including The Garden City Telegram, Garden City Kansas, published the following: (Associated Press) - Four Kansans were included in the latest list of Vietnain casualties released by the Defense Department.
They are: Killed in action - Army Platoon Sgt Zygmunt Kowalewski, husband of Wanda W. Kowalewski, 134 Augusta St., Salina and Army S. Sgt Robert N. Sanders, husband of Jesse S. Sanders, 322 Bluemont St., Manhattan. Changed from missing to dead - Air Force Maj. Yale R. Davis Jr., husband of Billie L. Davis, 123 E. Ellsworth, Salina. and Missing in action - Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth R. Crist husband of Leslie J. Crist, Route 2, Brewster. Kansas.
Army records indicated that at 1330 hours, LT J.T. Brown called into Company A, 15th Engineer Battalion, to report they had found a Viet Cong satchel charge on the Cai Nua road at XS116469. They blew it in place leaving a crater 8 feet wide by 6 feet deep.
At 1410 hours, LT Brown called again to say that vehicle A-23 had just hit a mine at XS115475 on the Cai Nua road. SP/4 Barr and SP/4 Cerini had just been dusted off to Dong Tam. Finally, at 1430 hours, the Network Control Station at FSB Moore called to report the dustoff of Barr and Cerini had been completed. It is not noted as to whether Barr was admitted for treatment or may have been dead on arrivel. No items were on this page of the Daily Staff Journal about the other 3 deaths from the mine..
SSG Alexander was buried in Saint Ignatius Cemetery Sanford, Maine. He was survived by his parents Dorothy J and George J Alexander (1924-1990), High Street, Sanford. His father was a veteran of WW II and was buried with his son in January 1990.
Family Plot Marker for George J Alexander and wife
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