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Allers III, William Alvin

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Staff Sergeant William Alvin Allers III, 28, of Leitchfield, Grayson County, Kentucky, was killed near Al Khalis, Iraq (40 miles north of Baghdad) on Tuesday, 20 September 2005 when his armored humvee encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Allers was assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard's 617th Military Police Company, based in Richmond with a detachment in Bowling Green. The 617th Military Police Company mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in October of 2004 and deployed to Southwest Asia that November. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Allers joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in September of 2003 after serving with the U.S. Army and worked in Leitchfield for an office supply business.

Local Sergeant Killed In Iraq by Road Bomb
Frankfort—One Kentucky National Guard Soldier was killed and two
were wounded when their armored Humvee encountered an improvised explosive
device (IED) near Al Khalis, Iraq on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Killed was William
Alvin Allers, 28, Leitchfield. Allers was assigned to the Kentucky Army National
Guard’s 617th Military Police Company, based in Richmond with a detachment in
Bowling Green.
The 617th MP Company mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom in
October of 2004 and deployed to Southwest Asia that November.
The injured soldiers were transported to Landstuhl, Germany for treatment
of their injuries. (Military regulations prohibit the identification of wounded
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Originally from Baltimore, MD, Allers is survived by his wife, and two
children. He joined the Kentucky Army National Guard in September of 2003
after serving with the U. S. Army and worked in Leitchfield for an office supply
business.
He has been posthumously promoted to the rank of staff sergeant along
with being presented the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and the Combat
Action Badge.
“The death of Staff Sergeant Allers is a tragedy for his family, the Army
National Guard and the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Major General
Donald C. Storm, Adjutant General for Kentucky. “He was a fine soldier who
made the ultimate sacrifice for his nation. His family is in our prayers and we
will continue to support them throughout their time of grief.”
In a statement delivered from Iraq, Capt. Todd Linder, commander of the
617th MP Company, praised Allers, saying, “Staff Sergeant Allers distinguished
himself with exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding
service to our nation. His team was responsible for providing main supply route
security, convoy escort security, area security, quick response force missions, and
recovery asset security.
This same team successfully completed over 150 combat patrols, and 50
security escorts, surviving more than 25 engagements with the enemy. Staff
Sergeant Allers worked hard to keep high morale in his team and was a catalyst
for the moral in our entire company. His absence is deeply missed by all of his
fellow soldiers.”
Allers is the eighth Kentucky Army National Guard soldier to lose his life
in Iraq. He is the second from the 617th Military Police Company, the first being
Sgt. Michael Hayes of Morganfield, Ky. who died on June 14.2
Leitchfield conducted a memorial service honoring Sergeant Allers, his funeral was held
in Maryland with burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

 

 

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