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Spec Kenneth Earl Wade
Birth: Mar. 8, 1948
Yanceyville
Caswell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1969, Vietnam

Ken was award the Silver Star. Specialist 4 Kenneth E. Wade served with the 25th Military Police, 25th Infantry Division. On 23 February 1969, the Dau Tieng base camp came under intense attack by a large enemy force. Specialist 4 Wade drove his jeep with a mounted .50-caliber machine gun to the camp perimeter to aid in the defense of the base camp. He moved his jeep alongside three armored personnel carriers ( APCs) that had been hit by rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and pourned suppressive fire on the enemy to allow the APC crew members to escape. The enemy was close enough to throw hand grenades at the escaping crew members and Specialist 4 Wade. He continued his relentless fire until he was fatally wounded when an RPG stuck his jeep. He list on Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 31, West, Line number 28 from the top. 
 
Burial:
Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Yanceyville
Caswell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: William Barritt
Record added: May 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8856456
Spec Kenneth Earl Wade
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Spec Kenneth Earl Wade
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Spec Kenneth Earl Wade
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