VIETNAM - MCKINNEY, RONALD EUGENE

McKinney, Ronald Eugene

VIETNAM - MCKINNEY, RONALD EUGENE
McKINNEY, RONALD EUGENE

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: L Troop, 3rd 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: Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 3-Jun-1945

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Marital status: Married to Constance R. McKinney

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 2-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 23-Aug-1966

Incident date: 15-Apr-1967

Date of casualty: 15-Apr-1967

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Grenade. Multiple fragmentation wounds.
Ronald Eugene McKinney was on combat operation when hit by fragments from hostile booby trap.

Location of fatality: Binh Duong, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 18E 031 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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