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KENNETH DANIEL ARMSTRONG


is honored on Panel 52W, Line 16 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • We still remember you Kenneth

    Posted on 9/29/17 - by K
    Note below from Kenny’s CO

    09 Dec 2006
    I was the Company Commander of A Co, 92nd Engr Bn in 1968. Ken was my driver/RTO. He was hurt badly in a vehicle accident on the main supply route. He was returning to Long Binh after taking me to a heliport. I remember him showing me a gold and jade bracelet he had bought for a young lady. He was treated at the 24 Evac Hospital at Long Binh, but died two days after. I believe he actually died from pneumonia. I visited Ken in the hospital, but he was unresponsive due to his injuries. I also believe that Ken's personal items, the bracelet I mentioned, watch, etc were taken either at the accident site, or elsewhere. Ken was a great guy, and was well thought of by all. Over the years I have tried to find members of his family to no avail. I was only 23 at the time, and I have thought of Ken many times over the years. May he rest in peace, awaiting the next Reveille.

    From his Company Commander,
    Roy A. Williams
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/27/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL ARMSTRONG,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT ASSISTANT. YOU WERE BORN ON MY MOM'S BIRTHDAY. SAY HI TO HER IN HEAVEN. HER NAME IS ROSE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering Our Own

    Posted on 11/17/13 - by Robert L Nelson
    Kenneth Daniel Armstrong
    Kenneth Daniel Armstrong was born on September 5,
    1948, to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Armstrong whose family
    also included sons David and Rodney and a daughter Gayle.
    Danny, as family and friends knew him, grew up in Santa
    Cruz and attended Branciforte Elementary School.
    After completing Branciforte Junior High School, he
    enrolled in Soquel High School near his parents’ home. In
    high school he was popular with the girls who remember
    him as a quiet, shy and handsome boy with a smile that
    seemed to have a giggle to it. During his high school years
    and following graduation in 1967, he worked for the John
    Bull Motor Company, the DISCO service station and a
    service station owned by his parents.
    In September 1967, Armstrong enlisted in the US Army
    and received basic and engineer individual training. In February
    1968, he was assigned to A Company, 92nd Engineer
    Battalion, 159th Engineer Group, of the 20th Engineer
    Brigade stationed at Long Binh, Vietnam. Armstrong
    arrived in Vietnam on February 13, 1968, and shortly thereafter
    was promoted to corporal. His abilities were soon recognized
    and he became his company commander’s driver
    and radio operator. Captain Roy Williams later recalled,
    “He [Armstrong] was a quiet, and unassuming young man,
    and very good at his job.”
    On July 6, 1968, Corporal Kenneth Daniel Armstrong
    dropped Captain Williams off at his office and was driving
    on a courier assignment along the main supply route to
    Saigon when he was forced to swerve to avoid a cyclist. In
    the process he collided with an oncoming vehicle resulting
    in a crash that threw him from his vehicle causing extensive
    injuries. During his recovery period, Armstrong contracted
    pneumonia that hastened his death on July 11, 1968. His
    body was returned home and he was buried at Oakwood
    Memorial Park
    . Source
    Remembering our Own
    The Santa Cruz County Military Roll of Honor 1861-2010
    By Robert L Nelson
    The Museum of Art & History @ The McPherson Center
    2010
    Page 225
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/11/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Kenneth Daniel Armstrong, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 4/30/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ken is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Santa Cruz, CA.
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