Remembering Ssgt Talmadge Horton Alphin, Jr.
A BROADCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE ON MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 31, 2021 BY 11 A.M.
Sergeant Talmadge Horton Alphin, Jr. was the first bass drummer of the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums and was one of sixteen Green Berets killed in Vietnam on August 23, 1968. As part of this year’s Memorial Day commemoration, members of the Williamsburg community gather at the restored gravesite of Sergeant Alphin to honor the man, his military service and his legacy in an intimate, yet powerful ceremony. Event highlights include a wreath-laying and military salute, with words of remembrance and appreciation from those whose lives this American hero has touched, including the current high school recipient of the CW Fifes & Drums most revered annual award, which is named for Sergeant Alphin. Special gratitude to the CW Fifes & Drums alumni and the James Blair Class of 1961 for their successful fund-raising efforts to repair Sergeant Talmadge Alphin, Jr.’s gravestone in Williamsburg Memorial Park.
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