VIETNAM - SHANNON, KENNETH MICHAEL

Shannon, Kenneth Michael

VIETNAM - SHANNON, KENNETH MICHAEL
SHANNON, KENNETH MICHAEL

Rank: Captain

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

MOS: 1204 – Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander

Awards: Purple Heart 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: Regular

Date of birth: 29-Oct-1942

Hometown: Santa Clara, California

Marital status: Married to Diana J. Shannon, one son

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 10-Dec-1967

Incident date: 18-Feb-1968

Date of casualty: 18-Feb-1968

Age at death: 25

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Killed In Action. Multiple fragmentation wounds. Grenade.
Kenneth M. Shannon died from wounds received while on a combat operation when encountered a hostile force.

Location of fatality: Phuoc Tuy, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 40E 013 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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