Cushen, Kenneth


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 16-Oct-1946

Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Dec-1966

Start of tour: 21-May-1967

Incident date: 15-Dec-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Dec-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Explosive Device. Other explosive device.
Kenneth Cushen died from wound received while a passenger in a military vehicle on a combat operation when vehicle hit a hostile mine. He was admitted to a military hospital and placed on the very seriously injury (VSI) list immediately, where he expired shortly thereafter.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Beaverdale Memorial Park, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 31E 097 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)