Alvin Roland Bourgeois
Born March 9, 1925
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Number 047358
Killed in Action
Died September 10, 1952 in Korea
First Lieutenant Bourgeois was the pilot of a F9F-4 Grumman Panther fighter with Marine Fighter Squadron 115, Marine Air Group 33, 1st Marine Air Wing. On September 10, 1952, after a combat mission, his aircraft was diverted to Airfield K-3 (Pohang) because of bad weather. It crashed into a mountain. First Lieutenant Bourgeois was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
BOURGEOIS, ALVIN ROLAND
United States Marine Corps
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/09/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1952
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/08/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4092-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
One of six pilots of VMF-115, who crashed into a mountain SE of Taegu (K-2) on the evening of 10 Sept. 1952, while returning from a mission. Their names were Maj. Donald F. GIVENS, Maj. R. Earl DEMERS, 1LT Alvin R. BOURGEOIS, 2LT John W. HILL, 2LT Carl R. LAFLEUR, and 2LT Richard L. ROTH.
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