|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1941|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1967|
Binh Duong, Vietnam
In Loving Memory ... 1Lieut Kevin Anthony Porter.
*** FAG Vol. can't located headstone without the grave site information. I don't have that..
*** Company C, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam, previously assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in your family and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!
KEVIN ANTHONY PORTER - Army - 1LT - O2
Date of Birth Nov 18, 1941
From: DORCHESTER, MA
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Married to Judith W Porter of Jamaica Plain, Mass.. He has one son. Parents: Father, George Porter of Mass. and Mother, .
** Charles Guiney will travel with the headstone.
* David E. Gately was applicant on DD1330 Grave application.
***** I knew Kevin from around age 17 until the last time I saw him at his son's christening in 1966. We went to Suffolk University together and spend a lot of time double dating with the ladies of Boston. I was with Kevin when he met his wife to be, Judy. Those were the years. We would spend weekends down on Cape Cod doing what 21-22 year boys did. Kevin was a exceptional young man, bright, funny and good hearted. I miss him and think about this loss often.
***** I turned 21 in the field, and about 10 days later a mail chopper dropped a couple of bags, including a shoe box size package for me. It wasn't from my mom, but from my first college roomate. Inside was a tiny .22 semi automatic pistol and about 100 rounds of .22 shorts. A buddy looked over and commented that the only thing the pistol would do is piss somebody off if I shot them with it. I was really touched by the gesture of my former roomate, but I had no idea what to do with the thing.
Somehow, Lt. Kevin Porter found out about it, and he asked to see me. He explained that he was really worried about his wife back home, and could he buy the pistol from me and send it to her. I was really touched, and of course I sold him the pistol for some token amount and wonder if it ever made it to his wife. Some time later I ran into Lt. Porter, and I told him I really admired him because he had his life all worked out - he had a career, a wife and son, and I didn't have a clue what I was going to do when I grew up. He replied that he didn't know what he was going to do either, when he grew up. From that moment, I admired this guy even more.
We were doing a midday assault on the iron triangle, and as usual we had penetrated about 100 feet before we were all pinned down. There was the usual bullets whizzing, bombs bursting, grenades and RPGs exploding, and the call of "Medic!" Later I learned Lt. Porter was killed with about 6 days left in country.
My last medic, "Doc" Jamolkowski (sp?) never got over Kevin's death. Years later, like 20 years later, Doc would call me at 2 am, drunk, and sooner or later would tell me about Porter dying in his arms from a sucking chest wound, and how he wanted Doc to be sure to tell his wife he loved her. I think until the day Doc died he never forgave himself for losing Kevin. I'm sorry we lost Kevin then and Doc later.
***** I remember Kevin from when we were kids. my parents sandy and anna mc callum used to take us over to Dorchester to visit the porters. Kevins' mother was my dads sister Kathleen. We always had a good time even though we were a little older than Kevin. we were all deeply sadden when he died, all of our family attended his funeral. It was a very emotional experience that I shall never forget. May he be in the arms of our lord Jesus for all eternity.
Edward A. Mccallum Jr.
US ARMY Ret.
Patrick Airforce Base
1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve
Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Dec 8, 1966
Casualty was on Nov 21, 1967
In BINH DUONG, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 30E - Line 59
On November 21, 1967, We were doing a midday assault on the iron triangle, and as usual we had penetrated about 100 feet before we were all pinned down.
There was the usual bullets whizzing, bombs bursting, grenades and RPGs exploding, and the call of "Medic!".
At the age of 26 years old, 1Lieut Kevin Anthony Porter was killed with about 6 days left in country.
His body was recovered.
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: 7000 WW2 1A R 3 Birch Ave
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Aug 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57381042