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Fred F. McAlpine

December 5, 1910 July 2, 2008
Fred F. McAlpine
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Major (Ret.) Fred F. McAlpine, age 97, of Altus, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008, to join his dear wife in Heaven.
He was born December 5, 1920, on a farm near Altus, Oklahoma, to John Alexander McAlpine and Minnie May (Box) McAlpine.
On December 17, 1941, in Seguin, Texas, Fred married Fleta Lee Kizziar. She preceded him in death August 17, 2005.
Fred entered the United States Army June 11, 1928 as a Private. He served ten years in lower grades and was then commissioned to First Lieutenant and served in that grade for two years before being promoted to Captain. He served in that grade during World War II, which he fought in Europe. HE returned to the United States after that war was over, trained troops for three years, and was promoted to Major and was assigned to Korea. After the Korean War, he returned back to the United States, where he later retired having served over twenty years. Fred received many awards during his military career including the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with three Bronze Service Stars), World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.
After his retirement, he and his family lived in Florida for several years, then moved to North Carolina and later returned to Altus where he and his family made their home.
Fred was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge #62 in Altus, V.F.W. Post #4876 and the American Legion. He was a member of the Highland Heights Methodist Church in Altus.
One daughter, Carol F. McAlpine of Brookline, Massachussets; three sisters, Mary worsham of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kathleen Massey of Lakewood, California, Gertrude Hickerson of West Covina, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and his best friend, Bobby Laws of Altus, Oklahoma, survive him. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

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