Alton J. Zerangue, Jr.

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/16/67

 

 

 

 

 

SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division

MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
30 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 10, 1936
From ARNAUDVILLE, LOUISIANA
Length of service 14 years.
His tour of duty began on Jul 21, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 16, 1967
in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Religion
ROMAN CATHOLIC

Alton Zerangue was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA598614, approximately 27 kilometers west/northwest of Plei Djereng airfield.

He left behind one son and one daughter.

SSG Alton J. Zerangue Jr.'s courage and leadership is attested to by the following citation
for the Silver Star, awarded to him for his actions on February 16, 1967:

 

SSG Alton J. Zerangue's decorations

 

 

 

Alton Zerangue's personal medal display

 

Alton Zerangue, sketched by his daughter Janine, when she was 15 years old.

 

 

 

 

Pin honoring the 881 Killed in Action in Vietnam from the State of Louisiana

 

 

 

 

Alton J. Zerangue Jr.'s name is inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. on

Panel 15E Line 52

 

 

 

 

 

Alton Zerangue is buried in St Francis Regis Church Cemetery, Arnaudville,LA.

 

 

The grave of Alton J. Zerangue Jr.

Photo by Michael Belis

 

 

 

Grave marker for Alton J. Zerangue Jr.

Photo by Michael Belis

 

 

 

The portrait of Alton J. Zerangue Jr. on his grave marker

Photo by Margaret Belis

 

 

 

 

 

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