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Alford Lee McLaughlin
Birth: Mar. 18, 1928
Leeds
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1977
Leeds
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class, Machine Gunner, in the US Marine Corps in Company L, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Outpost Bruce, Korea on September 4-5, 1952. His citation reads in part "Although painfully wounded, he bravely fired the machine guns from the hip until his hands became blistered by he extreme heat of the weapons and, placing the guns on the ground to allow them to cool, continued to defend the position with his carbine and grenades. Standing up in full view, he shouted words of encouragement to his comrades above the din of battle and, throughout a series of fanatical enemy attacks, sprayed the surrounding area with deadly fire, accounting for an estimated 150 enemy dead and 50 wounded. By his indomitable courage, superb leadership, and valiant fighting spirit in the face of overwhelming odds, Pfc. McLaughlin served to inspire his fellow marines in their gallant stand against the enemy and was directly instrumental in preventing the vital outpost from falling into the hands of a determined and nmericallly superior hostile force." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Leeds
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 29, 2003
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Alford Lee McLaughlin
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Alford Lee McLaughlin
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Alford Lee McLaughlin
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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