Austin, William Kenneth, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 11C20, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 4

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Klickitat, Wa
Last Address
Klickitat, WA

Casualty Date
Sep 02, 1971
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Other Accident
Lam Dong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Trout Lake Cemetery - Trout Lake, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 008

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1970, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), A
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
  1971-1971, 11C20, B Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Casualty Occurrence: Non-Hostile death at FSB Timbuctu, 43km North-NorthWest of Tanh LInh Airfield.

SP4 William (Kenny) Austin was born October 25, 1950 at Lebanon, Oregon and graduated from Trout Lake High school in 1969. Kenneth went into the Army on July 13, 1970. He took his basic training and AIT at Fort Ord, California and went to Vietnam on January 2, 1971. He was killed in Vietnam on September 2, 1971. Instead of flowers, those wishing may contribute to a memorial fund in Kenny's name for something for the Trout Lake School, this to be determined later.

Kenny is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Austin, three sister, Janie Dodge, Vicky and Sue Austin, all of Trout Lake; three brothers, Pvt. Bobby A. Austin at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and Barry and Scott Austin of Trout Lake. Also his grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Parker of Granger, Washington and Mrs. Lula Austin of Harrison, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 17th, at the Mt. Adams Conservative Baptist Church in Trout Lake, Washington at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at the Trout Lake Cemetery. The Rev. William H. Collier will officiate.
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