Alfred Nelson Napier
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Name: Alfred Nelson Napier
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Unit: Co. L, 417th Regt, 76th Infantry Division
Dates of Service:4/29/1944-6/10/1946
Theater of Service: Europe
Co. L records show the following actions for Alfred N. Napier, Army Serial Number 33886680:
21-Mar-1945 Napier, Alfred N. CIB (Combat Infantryman's badge)
05-Mar-1945 Napier, Alfred N. promoted to Pfc, 03-Mar-1945
07-Apr-1945 Napier, Alfred N. LWA 07-Apr-1945 dropped
09-Apr-1945 Napier, Alfred N. LWA 06-Apr-1945 (correction)
25-May-1945 Napier, Alfred N. reasgd & jd 24 May
Pvt Napier participated in many of Co. L's battles. He crossed the Sauer River from Echternach, Luxembourg, into Germany on February 10, 1945, and
was involved in the very heavy fighting getting across the flooded river in small boats and at night. He was also involved in the heavy fighting
Co. L experienced in trying to take pillboxes in the next week. As an active member of Co. L, Napier would have fought at Welschbillig, Germany,
on February 28, 1945; Kenn, Germany, in early March 1945; and at Schmitten, Germany in late March 1945. He was also involved in Co. L's last major fighting,
where he was wounded near Oberkaufungen, Germany, on April 6, 1945, when he was sent to the hospital. Pvt. Napier rejoined his unit in May 1945 near
the Czech border after VE Day.
Alfred Nelson Napier was born on June 27, 1945, in Fluvanna County, Virginia; he was the son of Elijah Thomas Napier and Mary Elizabeth Ripley.
Alfred married Ruby Jane Evans on February 19, 1946, in Lovingston, Virginia. Alfred Nelson Napier passed away on October 25, 1986, and is buried
at Scottsville Cemetery, Scottsville, Virginia.