Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sympathy Saturday

Lucious Q. Alexander Gone but not Forgotten

Lucius Q. Alexander was the son of Bertha Ruth Ramsey and her husband Allen Parker Alexander. Lucius was born 17 December 1931 in Pike County, Mississippi. Lucius was ten years old on the 1940 Pike County Mississippi Census. He is listed on the census with his parents and siblings. Also, living nearby is Lucius's brother Wallace, his wife Kate, their two daughters Estelle and Mary, and Paul their son. Living with Wallace's family is Henry a widower and Percy their special needs brother.

1940  United States Federal Census Pike County, Mississippi 
Lucius Q enlisted in the Army and was sent to Korea to serve during that conflict. He was just a young man of twenty-two years of age when he died. He wasn’t married, but had a large family waiting for his return from the War. However, that didn’t happen and they were left to grieve for him.

July 8, 1953 Lucius Alexander was missing in action and presumed dead. Death country was Korea. Bertha Ruth Ramsey’s youngest son Lucius Q. served in the war in Korea and was killed in action. Lucius was a Corporal in the United States Army. He was a member of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 8, 1953. He was presumed dead on July 9, 1954. Corporal Alexander was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. In the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery is a Cenotaph. There is a monument and a cross in memory of Pfc Lucius Q. Alexander. His remains are buried in Honolulu ABMC Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

I don't know the reason for have his marker engraved as a private. Possibly the family didn't have his service record. It would be a great tribute to have a Military Marker place on his grave from the Veterans Administration. That would be a special tribute to a young man who gave his life for his country and fellowman. 


Killed in action in Korea. This memorial in in the
Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Pike County, Mississippi.
On his service record it states that Lucius Q. Alexander was a Corporal in
the United States Army. 

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