Alfred L. Minton

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

Rank:  Sergeant


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.



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