Tuberville Honors Alvin Lynch of Muscle Shoals as June “Veteran of the Month”

WASHINGTON  Today,U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released a video honoring Sergeant Alvin Lynch of Muscle Shoals as the June “Veteran of the Month.”

Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s remarks can be found below, and his full remarks can be found here.

“Born in Hamilton, Alabama, Alvin was drafted for the Vietnam War at age 21. He was deployed as part of the 82nd Airborne Division, participating in some of the most intense combat operations in Vietnam. Alvin was wounded in action and had MULTIPLE brushes with death.

On one particular night, he decided to sleep on the small air mattress provided to him instead of sleeping on the ground as he normally did. This decision to sleep on an air mattress would save his life. The mattress absorbed the blow of a piece of shrapnel from a nearby explosion—keeping it from hitting him instead. Another time, he escaped a battle in the jungle with a shoulder wound that left him in the hospital for three weeks. He was one of the few men in his platoon to survive the encounter.

Alvin credits the prayers of his wife and local church members for bringing him home safely. He received several awards for his heroism, including a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. For more than 40 years, he has been providing heating and cooling services to The Shoals region.

In 1981, he began working at C & H Cooling and Heating. He bought the business in 2006 with a friend and still runs it today. Alvin credits the military for teaching him discipline and how to deal with stressful situations that business owners often experience. But the most important thing Alvin took away from his time in the military is his faith and he does not shy away from sharing his testimony with others.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.