World War II
ALEXANDER, ARVEL G
Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Cartersville, Haskell County. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, Parents, Rte. 1 (LeFlore County), Cartersville. Born May 9, 1921. Enlisted December 4, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Presidential Citation; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended High School at Spiro, Oklahoma. The Citation with the Silver Star stated that Private Alexander, exposed in a field, under heavy enemy fire, had diverted the enemy's attention while his platoon, pinned down by enemy mortar and machine gun fire from a hedgerow, withdrew to safety. Died June 15, 1944, in action at Saint George, France.
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