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Monday, May 27, 2013

Eagle Archive ExploreCarroll.com: PFC Ronald Kenny, 18, Binh Dinh province Feb. 19, 1966

Eagle Archive ExploreCarroll.com: PFC Ronald Kenny, 18, Binh Dinh province Feb. 19, 1966 by Kevin Dayhoff http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2013/05/eagle-archive-explorecarrollcom-pfc_27.html

This Memorial Day we remember the service and sacrifice of a fallen son of Carroll, Ronald M. Kenny http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2013/05/eagle-archive-explorecarrollcom-pfc_27.html

My Memorial Day column this Sunday in the Carroll County section of the Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/, is Ron Kenny, a 1965 graduate from Robert Moton High School and the first son of Carroll to be killed in Vietnam… http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2013/05/eagle-archive-explorecarrollcom-pfc.html


In past Carroll Eagle Archives columns we have shared the stories of some of the eighteen fallen heroes from the Vietnam War who faces are etched in the black granite memorial in the Carroll County Vietnam Memorial Park on Willis Street.

The stories of Frederick John Magsamen, Christopher Jesse Miller, Jr., Stanley Groomes, Joseph William Blickenstaff, Herbert Eugene Mulkey, Jr., James Norman Byers and Sherman E. Flanagan, Jr., have been told.

I cannot imagine what Private Kenny went through. He was light weapons grunt and left Mount Airy Maryland in the idealistic mid-1960s to be dropped into the Battle of Battle of Ia Drang and then right into the Battle of Bong Son… Up against the NVA 22nd and the the Sao Vang - Yellow Star – Division, 2nd VC Main Force Regiment…

On November 17, 1966, the 7th Cavalry 2nd Battalion lost 150 American soldiers in 16 hours at LZ Albany northwest of Plei Me in the Central Highlands – 35 miles from Pleiku…

Kenny was killed in action in the ‘Iron Triangle’ region of Binh Dinh province, in Vietnam Feb. 19, 1966, along with Sgt. Elzie Jefferson Collins, Jr., and Sgt. Freddie Wallace Green. This was soon after the Battle of Bong Son – Operation Irving, January 28 to February 12, 1966.

Bong Son was essentially the second major battle of the war, not that long after the 5th Cavalry had been engaged in the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965, also in Binh Dinh. Many know Binh Dinh as where An Khe and Camp Radcliff were located – not far from Camp Holloway airfield at Pleiku.

Kenny had entered the Army following graduation. In November 1965 he was stationed in central-coastal Vietnam in an area remembered for its heavy combat and high American casualties at the time.

Kenny was deployed with C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division; which can trace its roots as far back as 1855, when it was organized and deployed in Texas in the Native American Plains Wars. The 5th Calvary regiment participated in twelve campaigns in Vietnam.

The area known as the Iron Triangle was a heavily fortified position about 12-miles below Bong Son in the hills south and east of the Kim Son Valley, and was defended by a combined Viet Cong (VC) – North Vietnamese Army (NVA) force that included the Sao Vang - Yellow Star – Division, 2nd VC Main Force Regiment, and the acclaimed NVA 22nd Regiment.

We remember PFC Kenny. God Bless him. Memorial Day is important…

Very little has been written about Private First Class (PFC) Kenny. In my research I came across a You Tube, “An Khe, Vietnam; “Films of 1st Cavalry Air Mobile at An Khe, Vietnam, filmed between December 1965 and January 1966…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD81o3yYwV0

“Films of 1st Cavalry (Air Mobile) at An Khe, Vietnam, filmed between December 1965 and January 1966. Films were done as part of a briefing for the Army leadership.”


Be sure to read more this Sunday in the Carroll County section of the Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/

Eagle Archive www.ExploreCarroll.com:  FC Ronald Kenny, 18, Binh Dinh province Feb. 19, 1966 by Kevin Dayhoff... http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2013/05/eagle-archive-explorecarrollcom-pfc.html

Eagle Archive www.ExploreCarroll.com:  FC Ronald Kenny, 18, Binh Dinh province Feb. 19, 1966 by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/nvz7lvt

[Films of 1st Cavalry Air Mobile at An Khe, Vietnam, filmed between December 1965 and January 1966…]

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By Kevin Dayhoff, January 7, 2012 ... no additional details were released. "This is a tragic day for (Seidler's unit), and especially for Matt's family ... the pride we'll feel when we see Matt's name on the EOD Memorial Wall at Eglin Air Force Base will not extinguish the sorrow ...


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