Alfred L. Minton from Miami County, Ks. (Inducted into the army from Riley County, Ks) fought and died during the Normandy D Day Campaign.
Alfred Leroy Minton was born September 17, 1919 in Osage, Miami County, Kansas.(1)He the son of Thomas E. Minton and Amy Brown Minton.He had several siblings which included:Edna, Vincent, Altha, Thomas T., Rosalie, Margie,and Lois. (2)He and his brothers attended the Fontana Grade School.(3)Sergeant Alfred L. Minton of the 119th Infantry Regiment died July 11, 1944.He is buried at Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France in Plot G, Row 11, Grave 17.He was awarded the Purple Heart.