Tuesday, June 7, 2016

PFC Alfred H. Carlton

PFC Alfred H. Carlton was born in 1910 in Illinois to William Ira and Julia Isabel (Patterson) Carlton.  His father worked for the railroad and farmed. In 1940, Alfred was working on a road paving crew.  He had made $693 dollars in 1939 and was still living in his father's household.

Alfred was drafted in December 1942.  He was sent overseas and assigned to K Company 116th Infantry where he trained for the amphibious assault on the French beaches of Normandy.  PFC Carlton was wounded on 6 Jun 1944 and died of his wounds on 7 Jun 1944.

PFC Carlton is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery

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