Shrum, Kenneth Edward, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11D10, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
Service Years
1965 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Specialist 4

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ John Moore (SaberAlpha 10) to remember Shrum, Kenneth Edward, SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 15, 1966
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Grove Cemetery #2 - Oak Grove, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 078

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur

 Tributes from Members  
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 229
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army Garrisons25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
  1965-1965, 11D10, Army Garrison Fort Campbell, KY
  1966-1966, 11D10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 11D10, A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 02, 2012, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Kenny served in 3rd Platoon of A Troop 3/4 Cavalry.  Events as they occured on the day of Specialist Shrum's death:
Oct 15 1966
A Trp (-) continued Operation BLACKJACK, receiving heavy small arms fire and automatic weapons fire along with 3 rounds of 57mm recoiless fire at XT647213 resulting in 2 US KIA and 3 WIA.  3 VC KIA body count and 3 VC KIA possible.  One platoon from B Trp attached to A Trp for Operation BLACKJACK.  D Trp provided gunship support to Operation BLACKJACK.  2nd Plt A/3/4 Cav remained attached to 2/14 Inf Bn.
-0640 hrs Centaur scout team departing airfield for A Trp area.  A Trp screening woodline to North, East, and West.
-0705 hrs 1st Plt A/3/4 Cav has 4 wounded at XT648211 request medivac.
-0725 hrs 3rd Plt A/3/4 Cav has 2 KIA and 3 WIA at XT648211.  SSG James E. Joslyn and SP4 Kenneth E. Shrum KIA.
-0800 hrs A Trp confirms 2 personnel KIA, 2 WIA walking and 1 WIA litter.
-0809 hrs Centaur 6 has airstrike in progress.
-0830 hrs A Trp reports medivac is completed at XT648211.
-0843 hrs SPOTREP from A31; received 1 round of 57mm recoiless rifle and small arms rounds, 3 WIA, 2 KIA, at XT648211, enemy withdrew, requested airstrike.
-0957 hrs A Trp moving North online with 15 APCs.
-1045 hrs !st Plt B/3/4 Cav at Ann Margaret on way to A Trp location.
-1135 hrs SPOTREP A Trp; received 1 round of 57mm recoiless and small arms fire at XT644238, enemy broke contact, returned fire, called Artillery fire, results not known.
-1201 hrs SPOTREP A30; destroyed 1 bunker at XT643219 continuing mission.
-1435 hrs A Trp convoy South at CP K w/52 vehicles.
-1505 hrs 1st Plt A/3/4 Cav & 1st Plt B/3/4 Cav have linked up, at XT650207.
-1625 hrs A Trp requests class III 2 line N 100 gals, class 4 line B 2500 rds & line D 4500 hrs.  Also a dust shield for a M113 roadwheel.
-1845 hrs A25 from MSR South closed base camp.
-1930 hrs 1st Plt A/3/4 Cav located at XT652195 and all other elements North along trail.  A30 is stuck.
-2030 hrs A Trp TOC reports A6 command post is at XT652195.
-2127 hrs A65 reports all of our vehicles have closed NDP with the exception of 2 vehicles which are attempting to pull out stuck vehicle.
-2216 hrs A6 has troop consolidated in NDP at XT653195.  Will need fuel tomorrow.
-2330 hrs message from S3 for A Trp to have tow cables at Trp D tomorrow for supply run.
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav Association
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1966, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]4
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