Good, Kenneth Newlon, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1962-1963, MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)
Service Years
1952 - 1963

Infantry

Captain



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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Marino, CA
Last Address
San Marino, CA
Born: Hollywood

Casualty Date
Jan 02, 1963
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 015 / Sect V Site 1082

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master Parachutist

 
 Unit Assignments
Airborne School7th Infantry DivisionUS Pacific Command (USPACOM)US Army Cadet Command
MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)
  1952-1952, 1542, Airborne School
  1954-1955, 7th Infantry Division
  1955-1958, US Pacific Command (USPACOM)
  1958-1962, ROTC University of Hawaii (Cadre)
  1962-1963, MAAG Vietnam (MAAGV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1963 Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
  1962-1963 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)
  1963-1963 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (1962-65)/Battle of Ap Bac
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Silver Star
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to

Kenneth Newlon Good (0-66384), Captain (Infantry), United States Army

 
for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations at Ap Tan Tho, Republic of Vietnam, on 2 January 1963, as a member of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam. Captain Good was assigned as the Advisor to a Vietnamese infantry battalion which had the mission of securing a series of objectives, including the hamlet of Ap Tan Tho. While approaching the final objective, the battalion received intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from a determined and entrenched hostile force. At the risk of his life, Captain Good unhesitatingly moved from the Battalion Command Post to the forward elements to apprise himself of the situation and to assist the Vietnamese commanders. Although the unit was receiving casualties and he was exposed to constant gunfire, he completely ignored the danger to assist in the selection of a route into the hostile lines. His heroic and brave action stabilized the Vietnamese units and served as an example to those around him. Shortly after, while occupying a vantage point with the forward unit, he was struck by a sniper's bullet. Although seriously wounded, he directed the aidmen to administer to the Vietnamese casualties and continued to encourage the friendly forces to pursue their defense efforts. Captain Good's conspicuous gallantry and unselfish actions are in the highest traditions of the United States Army and reflect great credit on himself and the military service.
   
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