Date of Birth: 1920
Place of Birth: Kansas
Father and Mother’s Names: Thomas and Ann Minton
Date Entered Service: TBD
Service Branch: Army
Service Number: 37142527
Division/Company/Unit info: 119th Regiment, 30th Division, nicknamed “Old Hickory”.
Awards: ET Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart.
Riley Connection: 1940 U.S. Census shows the Minton family as living at 512 Kearney St.
Date of Death (and Age): July 11, 1945 (age 24)
Place of Death: France
Grave Location: St. Laurent, France (block G, row 11, grave 17).
Bio: The 1940 U.S. Census shows Alfred as working as a delivery boy for a grocery store and living with his parents and siblings on Kearney Street. Alfred served with the 30th Division, which was not part of the initial D-Day Invasion, arriving in Normandy on June 11, 1944, but the division spearheaded the breakthrough at Saint-Lo and led the advance across Western Europe. An account of the 119th Regiment shows the regiment was hit with heavy artillery fire July 10-11, 1944 and suffered heavy casualties.