Isaac N. Alexander
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service # O-1175626
592nd Field Artillery Bn, 106th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Georgia
Buried at: Plot C Row 12 Grave 8
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
While in Quaker Cemetery in my town of Camden, SC I found this small family plot, (the 3 markers one flat and 2 upright) and of course I noticed right away the 2 stones that were so similar side by side....so I had to investigate..and this is what I read the flat stone is Thomas Loryea Alexander and his wife Ellen Boykin, ...you may not be able to read he was a Brig Gen US Army.
is their son born on Jun 14, 1920,
Lt. Issac Newton Alexander's stone, and that led to me to the Henri Chappelle US Memorial as seen above and the burials of thousands of our fallen and the Lt. who died in the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes sector. It was the bloodiest battle of WWII. The US Lost 89,000 men 19,000 Killed, 47,000 wounded and another 23,000 were captured!! Lt Alexander was in one of the assigned Artillery units, the 592nd, of the 106th Division, the "Golden Lions" an inexperienced unit out of Fort Jackson, SC he was part of the HHB 155mm artillery guns units. His unit was overrun and eventually, though slowing the German advance down, they had to surrender...Mr Alexander was 24 yrs old when he gave his life in attempt to stop Hitler's advance into Europe. His remains are buried in the Henri Chappelle US Memorial Cemetery, (anyone who is reading this from Blegium, I would love to see a photo of his marker) THIS stone commemorats his life and service lays next to his what I have to imagine, grief stricken parents...here in my town Camden.
Bronze Star Legion of Merit Purple Heart
TO the right of Issac Newton's memorial in Quaker Cem. is HIS TWIN BROTHER
He passed away