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El Paso, Texas
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 06956054
Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
Died November 27, 1950 in Korea
Sergeant First Class Alva was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded in South Korea on August 27, 1950 and returned to duty on October 26, 1950. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on November 27, 1950 and was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For his leadership and valor, Sergeant First Class Alva was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, 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.