Grassl, Kenneth Joseph


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: B 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: Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 26-Sep-1947

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 7-Aug-1967

Start of tour: 21-Dec-1967

Incident date: 29-Jan-1968

Date of casualty: 29-Jan-1968

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Kenneth Joseph Grassl died from gunshot wound received as passenger in military vehicle on supply mission when attacked by hostile force.

Seven Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Frank Walter Asp
PFC Kenneth Joseph Grassl
PFC Victor Johnson Jr
SSG Gene Lawrence Kuvik
PFC Ricky Alan Myers
SGT John Allen Rickels
SFC Stuart Harold Thomson

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 35E 060 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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