VIETNAM - FAUL, KENNETH WAYNE

Faul, Kenneth Wayne

VIETNAM - FAUL, KENNETH WAYNE
FAUL, KENNETH WAYNE

Rank: Private First Class

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

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, 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: 2-Oct-1946

Hometown: Clarksville, Ohio

Marital status: Married to Shirley R. Faul

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Nov-1967

Start of tour: 5-Oct-1968

Incident date: 28-Oct-1968

Date of casualty: 28-Oct-1968

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Kenneth Wayne Faul died from wound received while on combat operation when engaged hostile force in firefight. / (Individual transported to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, where he later expired.)

Location of fatality: Kien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Ohio, USA

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BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS KENNETH WAYNE FAUL
28 OCTOBER 1968
A TROOP, 1st SQUADRON
11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Private First Class Faul distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force on 28 October 1968, while serving as a machine gunner with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, in the Republic of Vietnam. On this date, members of Troop A were conducting a riverine force mission on the Dong Nai River when it was suddenly engaged from both banks by an unknown size enemy force. Many of the men on the craft were immediately pinned down by the unexpected barrage of enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire. Without regard to his personal safety, Private Faul crawled to an exposed position and determined the point from which the heaviest concentration of offensive fire was originating. Then he courageously began to put out a heavy and accurate field of fire which immediately began suppressing the enemy fire being leveled at the patrol boat, thus enabling the other men to return fire on the attacking force. Private Faul remained fearlessly exposed and continued to engage the hostile force until he was fatally wounded. Private First Class Faults unwavering devotion to duty, courage in the face of hostile fire and sincere concern for the well-being of his fellow soldiers were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Headquarters, II Field Force Vietnam General Orders No. 1780 (29 November 1968)

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