Kennebrew, John C., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
62B20-Construction Equipment Repairer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 62B20, 18th Engineer Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4



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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson
Last Address
Jackson

Casualty Date
Aug 22, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
47W 028

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
35th Engineer Group19th Engineer Battalion18th Engineer Brigade
  1967-1968, 62B20, 35th Engineer Group
  1967-1968, 62B20, D Company, 19th Engineer Battalion
  1967-1968, 62B20, 18th Engineer Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"I remember being at the Duc Pho Bridge (Bridge 111, I think) when we received word that one of our 5 Ton Trucks had hit a mine. It had been sent to the rock quarry some miles south of LZ Thunder Mountain (our base camp) to bring back rock needed to build the abutments for Bridge 111. It was Sgt Garido's (?) squad vehicle and included SP4 Kennebrew (driver) and PFC Callahan.

By the time we arrived, they had both Kennebrew and Callahan on a Medavac copter headed to the local military hospital.

Word was that Kennebrew, despite being gravely wounded, managed to help extinguish fire and flames on PFC Callahan in a attempt to save his life.

I remember SP4 Kennebrew being a good person, a competent soldier and always did his job without complaining. When the bridge was finished, it was called KC Bridge 414.

I have pictures of the bridge if one is interested. I was a squad leader with Kennebrew's platoon in the 19th Engineers when the incident happened. 
David T. Yates
Source:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=17383862
 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58831136
   
Comments/Citation
D CO, 19TH ENG BN, 35TH ENG GROUP, 18TH ENG BDE, USARV ENG CMD, USARV

Burial:
Pleasant Green Baptist Church Cemetery 
Pocahontas
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

 
   
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