Kokesh, Andrew Frank, CPL

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Aitkin
Last Address
Aitkin

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Garrison Cemetery - Garrison, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22W 106

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment198th Light Infantry Brigade23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1969-1969, 11B10, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11B10, 198th Light Infantry Brigade
  1969-1969, 11B10, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  1964-1968, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Cpl. Andrew Kokesh served as an M-60 machine gunner on Hill 26.

He wrote a great deal home to his wife regarding missing home and family, and his growing sense of compassion he felt for the Vietnamese, including their soldiers. (These can be read the the www.iris-inc.com site.)

Cpl Kokesh was attending a Recon training school in Chu Lai at the Americal Combat Center. While waiting for the graduation ceremony to start, he and 3 others were killed by a 122 millimeter rocket fired from west of Chu Lai. One other soldier was wounded and survived.

He was interred in Garrison Cemetery, Garrison, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.


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