Kocher, Lawrence Henry, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Infantry

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Milford
Last Address
West Milford

Casualty Date
Apr 04, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Laurel Grove Memorial Park Cemetery - Totowa, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
48E 006

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1968-1968, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Last Name KOCHER
Given Names LAWRENCE HENRY

Date of Birth 19450928 09/28/1945
Service A Army
Component V Reserve
Rank 2LT Second Lieutenant
Grade and posthumous promotion O1
Service Occupation 71542 Undefined Code
Actual Date of Casualty
Actual Date of Death 19680404 04/04/1968
Tour Date 680214 02/14/1968
Posthumous decoration
Casualty Type A2 Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason D Gun, Small Arms Fire
Air no Air 7 Ground Casualty
Body Recovered
Country VS South Vietnam
Province 02 Thua Thien
Casualty Location
usarv.gif 82abndiv.gif 505infrgt.gif
Major command, eg division or brigade 82nd Abn Div
Company/battery/troop or similar level unit C Co
Battalion or similar level unit 1st Bn
Regiment, ROAD 505th Infantry

Home of Record City WEST MILFORD
Home of Record State Code New Jersey

 
2LT - O1 - Army - Reserve
82nd ABN Div

Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Feb 14, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 4, 1968
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
   
Comments/Citation



  A Friend
Posted for: LAWRENCE HENRY KOCHER:
A true friend. Gone but never forgotten.

John Burns
Posted by: John Burns
Email:
jhbasb@earthlink.net
Relationship: close friend
Thursday, April 8, 1999
  Brother Lieutenant
Posted for: LAWRENCE HENRY KOCHER:
OCS classmate and brother platoon leader in 3rd brigade 82nd ABN. Barely 5 months from commission and you were gone. God bless you and keep you.
Posted by: James R Calway
Email:
Relationship: We served together
Friday, July 18, 2003

  My Platoon Leader
Posted for: LAWRENCE HENRY KOCHER:
To a great guy I'll never forget that day Carry on Lt.
Posted by: Paul Headley
Email:
local542@prodigy.net
Relationship: We served together
Thursday, December 23, 2004
  fine young officer
Posted for: LAWRENCE HENRY KOCHER:
larry came thru the ranks at ft bragg ft enlisted to officer, super fine kid with a great future, killed on april th 4th silver star
Posted by: tommy locastro
Email:
silver82@vista-express.com
Relationship: We were close friends
Monday, May 16, 2005
  A Fallen Brother
Posted for: LAWRENCE HENRY KOCHER:
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH ALL OF GOD’S BLESSINGS UPON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Posted by: Wayne Johnson
Email:
doverjohnson@msn.com
Relationship: OCS Classmate
Friday, August 5, 2005
   
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