Alton J. Guernsey, Vietnam War Veteran
The Leader Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Sat. 14 Nov 1970
Wells Man, 20, Viet War Vet, Killed in Crash
A 20 year old Vietnam War veteran of Wells was killed in a 1-car crash in which he was ejected from his vehicle early this morning on Route 30 in the Town of Hope.
Alton J. Guernsey was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Daniel Cooley of Lake Pleasant, a Hamilton County coroner, State Police of the Mayfield substation reported.
Guernsey sustained a fractured skull, police reported. A coroner's verdict is pending.
The accident occurred at 2:30 on Route 30, about a half mile south of the Sacandaga campsite.
Guernsey was northbound on Route 30 when he failed to negotiate a right curve, lost control of his car, it skidded, struck an embankment and the driver was ejected, Troopers H. J. Malec and J. T. Caulfield reported.
Born Feb. 18, 1950, in Cobleskill, he was the son of Stanley and Margaret Early Guernsey.
He had resided in Wells for the last 11 years. He attended Wells schools.
He entered the Army on Sept 28, 1967, and served in Vietnam for two years. He was discharged in September.
Guernsey was employed by the Coleco Toy Products Industry, Mayfield. He was a member of the Wells United Methodist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Gary of Rochester, and Donald of Johnstown; two sisters, Linda and Wendy, both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Early of Amsterdam RD 4, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Leader Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Sat. 23 Nov 1970
Wells Man's Death Ruled as Accidental
Wells - A verdict of accidental death has been ruled in the case of Alton J. Guernsey, 20, of Wells, who was killed in a 1-car crash early Saturday morning, Nov. 14, State Police of the Fonda substation reported.
The coroner was Dr. Daniel Cooley of Lake Pleasant.
Guernsey, a Vietnam War veteran, was ejected from his vehicle in a 1-car crash on Route 30 in the Town of Hope.
At the time of the accident, State Police reported that Guernsey sustained a fractured skull.
He is buried in Algonquin cemtery, Wells, NY
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