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George Luther Alston
September 3, 1943 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Mr. George Luther Alston, age 80 of Moncure, NC transitioned to eternal rest Thursday, January 11, 2024, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC.
GEORGE LUTHER ALSTON, born on September 03, 1943, in Pittsboro, North Carolina, to George A. Alston and Annie O. McIntyre Alston, transitioned from this life to glory on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, surrounded by his family.
George graduated from Horton High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, in 1961, and immediately enlisted in the United States Army.
Enlisting shortly after high school, George Luther Alston served two combat tours in Vietnam, showcasing exceptional dedication and earning both the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Throughout his military career, he consistently pursued positions of increased responsibility, earning four Army Commendation Medals and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for his outstanding contributions. Specializing in Army Aircraft Maintenance as a Senior Sergeant, George excelled in accident prevention and maintained superior helicopter Operational Readiness Rates.
Upon retiring as a Master Sergeant, George Luther Alston received numerous accolades, including seven Good Conduct Medals, the Aircraft Crewman Badge, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, among others. His years of exceptional service marked significant contributions to the Army, the Department of Defense, and the Nation, further distinguishing Master Sergeant Alston's military legacy.
In 1963, George married Hester Seymour Alston, and together they welcomed a daughter, Rita Alston, in 1966. George's illustrious 21-year military career, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, exemplified unwavering dedication and exemplary service, culminating in the rank of Master Sergeant and embodying the true essence of patriotism and sacrifice.
Beyond his military service, George's devotion to family was as profound as his commitment to his country. His remarkable character was evident in his kindness, resilience, and the quiet wisdom he imparted to those around him.
George was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Rita Alston-Williams, and sister Ruth A. Farrow.
He is survived by his wife, Hester Seymour Alston; two grandchildren, Sheena and Seth Alston; six siblings, John Alston (Thelma), Hattie Parker, Odessa Peoples (James), Rev. Elizabeth Tinsley (Ronald), Catherine Cauthen (Orange), Carl Alston; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
May George L. Alston rest in eternal peace, his legacy enduring in the memories of those fortunate enough to call him a friend, comrade, loving husband, dedicated father, and devoted grandfather.
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