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ALEXANDER, Carl Theodore - KIA


Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, January 14, 1969

DARLINGTON – Army Cpl. Carl Theodore “Ted” Alexander, 19, of Rt. 1, Colfax, was fatally wounded last Friday in the Vietnam War, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Alexander, have been notified. Cpl. Alexander, a 1968 graduate of Darlington High School, had been in Vietnam less than one month at the time of his death. In the last letter to his parents, he reported he was stationed with the First Air Cavalry at Quin Lo near the Cambodian border. He had been promoted to his present rank while in Vietnam. No details of his death were immediately available. The young Army man was the 830th Hoosier and sixth from Montgomery County to die in the conflict. The last three casualties have been from the Darlington area. Cpl. Alexander joined the Army July 8, 1968, and received basic training at Ft. Campbell, Ky. He received additional training at Ft. Lewis, Wash. After a three-week leave at home, he reported at Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 30 for transfer overseas. He was believed to have arrived in Vietnam about Dec. 10, his family reported. An outstanding vocalist, Alexander was student director of the DHS Choir his senior year. He participated in many school plays and musical programs. He was employed at Miller’s Restaurant at Colfax for three years before entering the service. Cpl. Alexander was born Sept. 13, 1949, at Indianapolis, a son of Frederick and Patricia Alexander. The family moved to this area in 1961 from Indianapolis. Surviving with his parents are five brothers, Tom, Jerry, Steve, Clyde and Patrick, all at home; two sisters, Julia and Susan at home, and several aunts and uncles in the Indianapolis area. Cpl. Alexander’s finance Miss Molly Branstetter lives in Darlington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. – jlr

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