Hendrix, Kenneth Wayne


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: D Company, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

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

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 4-Mar-1950

Hometown: Steubenville, Ohio

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 18-Aug-1969

Start of tour: 1-Apr-1970

Incident date: 20-Oct-1970

Date of casualty: 26-Oct-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of Death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Illness. Stroke.
Kenneth Wayne Hendrix fell ill and reported to battalion aid station.  Admitted to 93d Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 20 Oct 1970 at 1730 hrs, placed on Very Serious Injured (VSI) list 21 Oct 1970 at 1800 hrs, and later expired. (Diagnosis – leptospirosis.)

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam, YT 308 257

Place of interment: East Springfield Cemetery, East Springfield, Ohio, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 06W 023 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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