Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden KIA in Vietnam, February 1968

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Kenneth Edward GoldenHome of Record: Youngstown, Trumbull County, Ohio

From The Register, Danville, Virginia, Sunday, Feb 11, 1968, page 3-A:

Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden, son of M. Sgt. (MSGT Master Sergeant) Arthur E. Golden of Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Loretta Philbin of Youngstown, Ohio was killed in action in Vietnam.

Lt Golden had just arrived in Vietnam during the prior month and was assigned as the company commander of B Co, 60th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bn. He was KIA at Kien Hoa, Vietnam, as part of Operation Coronado X.

The U.S. military began ‘Operation Coronado X’ on January 18, 1968, going through February 13. Operation Coronado X was a series of search and destroy operations; participating units: MRF 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division and US Navy Task Force 117.

Lt Kenneth Golden

Military Death Record

NAME: Kenneth Edward Golden
BIRTH DATE: 22 Jan 1944
DEATH DATE: 2 Feb 1968
AGE: 24
HOME CITY: Youngstown
HOME STATE: Ohio
SSN/SERVICE #: O5236025
DEATH DATE: 2 Feb 1968
CASUALTY COUNTRY: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
TOUR START DATE: 4 Jan 1968
SERVICE BRANCH: Department of the Army
COMPONENT: Reserve (USAR, USNR, USAFR, USMCR, USCGR)
RANK: Second Lieutenant
MILITARY GRADE: Second Lieutenant
PAY GRADE: Second Lieutenant (U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps) or Ensign (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
COMPANY: B Co
REGIMENT: 60th Inf
BATALLION: 2nd Bn
PROVINCE: Military Region 4 – Kien Hoa
DECORATION: Not Available
CN: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
SERVICE OCCUPATION: Infantry Unit Commander (ARMY)
DATA SOURCE: Coffelt Database

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