K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

The Blackhorse In Vietnam 1966 - 1972

hosted by Bob Hersey


Absent Comrade

Alonzo "Al" Wilson

Augusta, GA - Date Of Death, December 14, 2008

Date He Passed Away: Sunday December 14th 2008
Unit ( Sqd/Trp ) Served: K Troop 3rd. Squadron of the 11th Cavalry
What Year of Service: May 1st., 1967 to May 31st 1968
Name of Funeral Home or Church: Thomas Poteet and Son
Street Address / City / State / Zip Code: 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, Georgia 30907
Date & Time of Viewing: Thursday December 18th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Funeral Service Location: At the Grace Baptist Church Services
Date & Time of Funeral Service: Church Service will be held Friday,December 19th at 1:00pm
Street Address & Town / City / State Zip Code: 4945 Hardy McManus, Evans, GA 30809
Name of Cemetary: Bellevue Momorial Gardens
Date & Time of Service: Following the Church Service at 1:00pm on Friday December 19th.
Street Address & Town / City / State Zip Code: 4501 Wrightsboro Road Grovetown, GA 30813

Alonzo & I your (Funeral Honor Guard) I just received the sad call from his wife "Ann" that he passed-away today ( Sunday December 14th ) We are and will be best of friends forever ! If you believe in "miracles from Above" please read on-> We met for first time at basic training on the rifle range at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri in January 1967.
We both found out that we were drafted from Michigan and we were engage to be married and were surprised that our wedding dates were on the same day,month and year-> April 29th 1967,and both of our fiances have blue eyes and blonde hair.(To read the rest of this "miracale fom on High" please click on ( "Add Comment " at the bottom of this page)
I wrote this special story by Daniel D. Stroia Sr.

Mr. Alonzo Lasy Wilson
1SG Ret., US Army

EVANS, Ga. - Went to be with his Lord, Sunday, December 14, 2008, at his residence, 1SG (Ret) Alonzo Lacy Wilson, 61, husband of Royce Ann Wilson.

Mr. Wilson was a native of Pontiac, MI and had resided the past 7 years in Evans. He was a graduate of Waterford High School class of 1966 and attended Bible College in Arlington, TX. Mr. Wilson was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years. He was a recipient of the Valor of Victor award, a Bronze Star for Valor; decorated over 30 times; received the Meritorious Service medal, expert marksman and expert driver. Mr. Wilson was a soul winner who loved his country very, very much and loved God more. He was a youth minister at Faith Baptist Church in Waterford, MI and is a member of Grace Baptist Church of Evans, GA. He stated �God first, family second, I am third.�

Family members in addition to his wife include daughter and son-in-law: Kristi Ann Wilson-Ballard and James of Tampa, FL; son: Kyle Lacy Wilson of Mesa, AZ; stepdaughter: Tina Michelle Catalano of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Austin James Barckholtz, Tressa Lynn McDonalds, Emily Jean Cederburge; brothers and sister-in-law: Steven and Cathy Wilson, David Wilson and sister: Brenda Joyce Wilson-Courter. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents: William Allen Wilson and Nora Aileen Hammitt Wilson and a brother: William Allen Wilson. Jr.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church, Hardy-McManus Rd., Evans, with Rev. Bill Hilly and Rev. James H. Ritchey officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Johnson, Paul Dineen, Dan Storia, Coy Bulluck, Bob Wilson, Rev. James Ritchey and Kyle Howell. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens 4501 Wrightsboro Road Grovetown, GA 30813 with-> " full Military Honors."

BLACKHORSE, following the cemetery services the Family would like you to join them back at the Church for a nice meal.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus R., Evans, GA 30809.

The family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd.Augusta, GA. 30907. (706)364 8484. www.thomaspot.com

(---> " These are our Veteran Troopers who will be
repesenting the 11th Cavalry; at Veteran Trooper
Alonzo Wilson's Memorial Services."

*Lawrence Demria of Augusta, Georgia HHT 1st. Squadron June 1st.1969 to June 31st.1970 Served as a Staff Sargeant.

*James P. Howell of Augusta, Georgia 614-436-5902 HHT 2nd. Squadron (Communicates Section) September 1st.1971 to April 30th.1972 Served as a Sargeant and years later as a 1SG (20 years).

*Walker Mellitt of Augusr, Georgia 706-798-2491 A Troop 1st. Squadron December 1st. to December 31st.

*Larry Quincel of Augusta, Georgia 706-798-1151 HHT 3rd. Squardron December 1st.1968 to December 31st.1969 Served as Splecialist/5th. Class and years later retired as a Sargeant First Class in 1984.

*Charles C. Diamond of Groveton, Georgia D Company and A Troop Served as a Staff Sargeant and years later retired as a Sargent First Class in January 1978.

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