VIETNAM - KOSKI, GENE RAYMOND

Koski, Gene Raymond

VIETNAM - KOSKI, GENE RAYMOND
KOSKI, GENE RAYMOND

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 21-Feb-1939

Hometown: Mohawk, Michigan

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 5-Jul-1955

Start of tour: 15-Mar-1969

Incident date: 12-Aug-1969

Date of casualty: 12-Aug-1969

Age at death: 30

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Gene Raymond Koski was killed while commander on a military vehicle on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / Track commander of Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle (ACAV) on combat operation.  Engaged hostile force in firefight.

Three Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SSG Gene Raymond Koski
PFC Samuel Alexander Papin Jr
SGT Don Richard Sykes

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 710 830

Place of interment: Lake View Cemetery, Calumet, Michigan, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 19W 016 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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