Alexander David Berry
Sergeant, United States Army
a contemporary press report: August 8, 1998
Alexander David Berry, 48, of Columbia died Thursday, August 6, 1998, in Columbia, Missouri.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 1998 at Mr. Berry’s home with minister T. Shariff Abdul-Hakim officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Berry was born May 3, 1950, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Arnold F. and June Ella Bruce Berry. He married Kimberly Thompson, and she survives.
Segeant Berry was a highly decorated combat medic with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 70, the first such chapter in the state of Missouri. The Vietnam Veterans Missouri State Council established a national foundation in his name.
Other survivors include his mother, of New Hampshire; two stepsons, Giles and Jaramie; and two sisters, Rhonda Bruce of New Hampshire and Tammy Maxey of Wright City.
Memorials can be made to the Alexander D. Berry
Foundation in care of the VVA Missouri State Council, P.O. Box 1234,
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1234.
Posted: 25 April 1999 Updated: 5 November 2000 Updated: 1 October 2002 Updated: 19 November 2005