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ALPHA ORIGINALS NAM FACTS

The heaviest fighting in Vietnam was in 1968.
We lost 55 men the first year.
Our worst month, April 1968, 26 men died.
Our worst day,
April 6, 1968, 14 men died.

Our 1st losses were due to friendly fire,
December 29, 1967.
2LT
Cappaert - Weapons Platoon
CPL
Graham - Weapons Platoon
SGT
Henderson - Weapons Platoon
PSGT
Johnson - Weapons Platoon

Our 1st loss due to enemy fire was
February 3, 1968.
SP4
Brandon - 1st Platoon

The 1st replacement to die was February 19, 1968
SP4
Collier

The last Fort Campbell Original killed was on November 4, 1968
SP4
Williams

Sadly, Alpha Company accounted for 38% of the total KIA's
confirmed by
2/501st the first year.
Replacements who died after 1968

Carl Frances Arbogast
Donald June Corbett
Dennis Eugene Dawson
Robert Richard Malecki
William Wavid Poole, Jr.
Samuel Charles
Tharpe
Last Fort Campbell Originals to die in Vietnam
Captain Roy Edward Shaw, Jr.
December 06, 1970
ALPHA HEROES
A/2/501st
Vietnam 1967 - 1968
Dave (Doc) Desoucy wrote an article about A Company's Kia Stats in Vietnam