Hodge, Kenneth Ray


Rank: Sergeant

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

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation 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: 24-Dec-1948

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

Marital status: Married to Linda J. Hodge

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 1-Jul-1968

Start of tour: 26-May-1969

Incident date: 1-Apr-1970

Date of casualty: 1-Apr-1970

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Kenneth Ray Hodge was killed while at an artillery firing position when the area came under attack by a hostile force. / At fire support base (FSB). Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SGT Kenneth Ray Hodge
CPL John Lee Smith

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, XT 037 792

Place of interment: Roselawn Memorial Park, Tennessee, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 12W 069 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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