Alfred B. Hales
Brig. Gen. Alfred Bradford Hale, 85, of Bermuda Run, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 17, 1927, in New York to William Ludwig and Marguerite Foster Hale. He retired from the U. S. Army with 32 years of service, which included two tours in Germany, one in Korea, one in Vietnam and four in the Pentagon and had received the Distinguished Service Medal.
Brig. Gen. Hale graduated from West Point and was the first of his class to receive a star. He earned his graduate degree from the University of Miami, Fla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanna Petty Hale.
Surviving are three children, Jonathan Hale and wife, Cammie, Alfred B. Hale Jr. and wife, Nora, and Paula Hale Stevens and husband, Ward; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Marguerite, Bradford, Elizabeth, Samuel, Kate, Joanna and Kathleen; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Hale and wife, Pat.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.
Brig. Gen. Hale will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com.