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Alford, Thomas Carl

Rank and Name, Corporal Thomas Carl Alford.

Unit/Placed in, 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division “Fighting Third”.

 

Thomas  is born on Nov. 2, 1920 in Ashford, Alabama.

 

Father, Allison B. Alford.

Mother, Claudia Alford.

Brothers, Julius E. Simon A. and Bryant Alford.

 

Thomas enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 376752.

 

 

Thomas was KIA during battle in the Solomon’s Island on Dec. 22, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Medal, Asian-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

 

Thanks to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3rd_Tank_Battalion#World_War_II 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/

3rd Tank Battalion
His rank Corporal