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Pvt. Alvin Dalton Thurman
November 29, 1929 ~ November 6, 1951 (age 21) 21 Years Old
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Pvt. Alvin Dalton Thurman, age 21, was killed in action in Korea on November 6, 1951. He was born to Roy and Cora Thurman on November 29, 1929 in Broken Bow, OK.
Pvt. Thurman was a resident of Broken Bow, OK, all his life before leaving to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He was a 1948 graduate of Broken Bow High School and was very active in FFA, with his show pig winning grand champion. He played football for the Broken Bow Savages.
Dalton enlisted in the Army on March 19, 1951 and sailed from Seattle, WA on September 19, 1951. He landed in Korea on October 9, 1951, less than one month before his death.
He received the Purple Heart (Posthumous), Army Good Conduct Medal,
National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge (Posthumous), Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Medal and Republic of Korea-Korean War Service Medal.
Pvt. Thurman was survived at the time of his death by his parents, Roy and Cora Thurman, two brothers Wayne Thurman and Jimmie Thurman, and two sisters Norma Hannah and Brenda Magar. Those living today to honor Dalton’s life and legacy are his sister, Brenda Magar, one niece Dana Magar, three nephews Cam Magar, Michael Thurman, and Adam Hannah, great nephews Jake Magar, Mitchell Magar, and Luke Magar, and great nieces Allison Thurman, Natalie Hullum and numerous other cousins and relatives.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, October 20 at Bunch-Singleton Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Bow, OK. The medals will be presented to his sister, Brenda Magar at 5:00 p.m.
Graveside Services honoring the life of Pvt. A. Dalton Thurman will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m., at Broken Bow Cemetery, Broken Bow, OK.