From a contemporary press report
Alexander David Berry, 48, of Columbia died Thursday, August 6, 1998, in Columbia, Missouri.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 1998 at Mr. Berry’s home with minister T. Shariff Abdul-Hakim officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Berry was born May 3, 1950, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Arnold F. and June Ella Bruce Berry. He married Kimberly Thompson, and she survives.
Segeant Berry was a highly decorated combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 70, the first such chapter in the state of Missouri. The Vietnam Veterans Missouri State Council established a national foundation in his name.
Other survivors include his mother, of New Hampshire; two stepsons, Giles and Jaramie; and two sisters, Rhonda Bruce of New Hampshire and Tammy Maxey of Wright City.
Memorials can be made to the Alexander D. Berry Foundation in care of the VVA Missouri State Council, P.O. Box 1234, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1234.
BERRY, ALEXANDER DAVID
- United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/03/1950
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/06/1998
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 4730
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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