Alfred served as a Sergeant, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Queens, Queens County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on October 5, 1940, prior to the war.
Alfred was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of Hürtgen Forest in Germany during the war. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
Alfred will be awarded the "Medal Of Honor"on March 18, 2014 by President Obama.
Nietzel is being recognized for his valorous actions in Heistern, Germany, Nov. 18, 1944. When an enemy assault threatened to overrun his unit's position, Nietzel selflessly covered for the retreating members of his squad, expending all his ammunition and holding his post until he was killed by an enemy hand grenade.