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Gerhard Charles Vanderford obituary - Alcorn County, Mississippi

29 Jul 1949 - 03 Jan 1969

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Services for Spec. 4 Gerhard Charles Vanderford who was killed January 3rd in Vietnam were held at 10 a.m. today in the First Assembly of God Church. Army Chaplain Ronald C. Korfmacher and the Rev. C.V. Thomas officiated. Burial of the 19-year-old soldier was in the National Cemetery with Coleman Funeral Home in charge.

Spec. 4 Vanderford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Vanderford of East Proper Street, died of wounds received when an unknown explosive device detonated in a unit mess hall where he was eating.

Born in Germany, Vanderford is also survived by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willy Rueckwart of the country, and a sister, Miss Doris Vanderford of Corinth.

The Daily Corinthian
January 13, 1969

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