Birth: Sep. 12, 1943 South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Death: Dec. 19, 1967 Quang Nam, Vietnam.
US Marine PFC Bennie Alston, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Edgecombe County, he was living in Charlotte at the time of his enlistment. He was 24 years old and was not married. Bennie died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. His is the Son of Mr. & Mrs. James R Alston Sr. of Edgecombe Co. NC. He served with Hotel Company, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 3rd MAF. He was awarded The Combat Action Ribbon, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal. Burial: Northeastern Cemetery Rocky Mount Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Plot: Sect. 11, Row 4, Lot 2, Loc.1 (Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)