Veterans' Memorial Project

James Milton Albright

Des Plaines, IL

Vietnam War

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: 1959

Service Branch: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 04/13/1936

Date of Death: 03/10/1967

Affiliations: Alpha Sigma Phi; Alpha Phi Omega

Lt. Albright died in the crash of a Navy transport plane near Ninh Thuan, South Vietnam in which 24 other military men also were killed. He was a disbursing officer returning to Saigon after completing a pay detail when the plane on which he was a passenger was shot down by enemy gunfire. Lt. Albright was a career naval supply officer and scheduled to return to the United States in May at the conclusion of a year’s service in the Far East. Lt. Albright had served aboard destroyers in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean and was at the Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, serving for a time as aide to the commander before leaving for Vietnam.

– taken from Alumni Association archives

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