White, Kenneth Leroy, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Staff Sergeant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 01, 1969
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Gardens - Machesney Park, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 096

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
M-203 Grenade Launcher

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 11B10, A Company, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Posted for: KENNETH LEROY WHITE: We remember Ken as quiet but strong. We remember his passion for Civil War history and the game of chess. We remember his loyalty and dedication to the things he loved and believed in: his God, his family, his work and his country. May you be at peace at God's side. Love, Your little brother - Jim Whie  

Posted for: KENNETH LEROY WHITE: He was the best friend you could have. He always looked out for the underdog. I miss him and love him very much. I'll see you in heaven. Larry Ratze 

Friends in Life and Death
We were boyhood friends and neighbors. We made many memories together that still bring smiles and fond remembrance. You made the ultimate sacrifice that I might have the ultimate life on earth. You were my best friend and still my best hero.
Posted by: Jack English
Email: jacklenglish@yahoo.com
Monday, July 25, 2005
Jack English
Childhood Friend
10806 Thunder Road
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 USA
I lived across the street from Kenny in Rockford, Illinois. We were best friends growing up. We shared many imaginary adventures together until he left for a real one. He was my hero before he went to war. When he left for Vietnam I left for college. I still have every letter he wrote me from there and occasionally take them out to read to remind me again not to take life or friends for granted. I used to tell him how guilty I felt that he was fighting for my freedom while I was safe in Oklahoma studying for the ministry. He would tell me we were both at war he in Vietnam against the Viet Cong and me against the devil and that my war was more important. I didn't feel any better but appreciated his attempt. One of the saddest days of my life was the phone call telling of his sacrifice. The proudest days of my life are telling his story to family and friends. For a day, I wish we were kids again eating foot long hotdogs by the Rock River on his birthday as we did every year. But for today, I thank God I have known a genuine hero and friend that taught me about the price of freedom and gave me memories for a lifetime. Thank you, Kenny.
Thursday, February 03, 2005

Jim White
Rockford, IL 61108 USA
We remember Ken as quiet but strong. We remember his passion for Civil War history and the game of chess. We remember his loyalty and dedication to the things he loved and believed in: his God, his family, his work and his country. May you be at peace at God's side. Love, Your little brother - Jim
Friday, July 22, 2005

Holly Walters
I'm his niece
2413 N Vandalia
Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Holly Walters
Kenneth White is my uncle
2413 N Vandalia
Tulsa, Ok 74115 USA
*****MEMORY OF A HERO*****
I know nothing about my uncle Kenny. I never got to meet him or his sister my aunt Loretta, and neither did my father. I am proud of my uncle for fighting to help keep peace in Vietnam. He is a war hero and died in the field. He has made the only part of our family I know very proud!
Wednesday, October 11, 2000


A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 01 May 1969 Company "A", 2/12th Infantry, lost three men:
    • SSG Kenneth L. White, Rockford, IL;
    • CPL Steven D. Belsly, Metamora, IL; and
    • PVT Charles B. Hight, Visalia, CA.
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