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Aiken, Alvin Henry

Rank and Name, Chief Metalsmith Alvin Henry Aiken.

Unit/placed in, USS Meredith (DD-434) Destroyer, United States Navy.

 

Alvin was born in  1909 New Hampshire.

 

Father, Clarence A. Aiken.

Mother, Mabel A. Aiken.

Sister, Annie M. Aiken.  

Brother, Ralph E. Aiken.

Wife, Laura M. (Robbins) Aikens.

Son, Robert A. Aiken.

 

Alvin entered  the Service from California with service-number # 2122241.

 

Alvin was KIA during the Battle for Guadacanal when the ship Sunk by the Enemy fire, on Oct. 15, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Alvin is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA.

 

Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/434.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

USS Meredidth (DD-434) Destroyer
Location Wreck
His rank Chief Metal Smith