|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||July 16 1950|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private Alderman was awarded the Purple Heart with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Private Alderman was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Although he was initially listed as Missing in Action, it was later determined he has been Killed in Action while fighting the enemy along the Kum River near Taejon, South Korea on July 16, 1950.