VIETNAM - YBARRA, KENNETH FRANCIS

Ybarra, Kenneth Francis

VIETNAM - YBARRA, KENNETH FRANCIS
YBARRA, KENNETH FRANCIS

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: B Troop, 1st 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: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 15-Mar-1947

Hometown: Gardena, California

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Start of tour: 6-Oct-1968

Incident date: 7-Nov-1968

Date of casualty: 7-Nov-1968

Age at death: 21

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
Kenneth Francis Ybarra died from wounds received while driver of military vehicle on night defensive position when vehicle was hit by hostile rocket.

Location of fatality: Binh Long, South Vietnam, XT 747 820*

Place of interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, USA

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

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 39W 035 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

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