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Spec Kenneth Earl Wade

Spec Kenneth Earl Wade

Birth
Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Death 23 Feb 1969 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8856456 · View Source
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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.


  • Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 31 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8856456
  • William Barritt
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Kenneth Earl Wade (8 Mar 1948–23 Feb 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8856456, citing Yanceyville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by William Barritt (contributor 46493296) .