KENNETH S ANDRADE
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HONORED ON PANEL 41E, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

KENNETH SOARES ANDRADE

WALL NAME

KENNETH S ANDRADE

PANEL / LINE

41E/47

DATE OF BIRTH

05/20/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HONOLULU

STATE

HI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PSGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH SOARES ANDRADE
POSTED ON 2.27.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PLATOON SERGEANT ANDRADE, THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN ARMY GRUNT. IT IS THE 9/11 WEEKEND WHEN WE HONOR THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, IT IS A GOOD TIME TO HONOR YOU TOO. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PSGT Kenneth Soares Andrade, 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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POSTED ON 4.2.2010
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


PLATOON SERGEANT

KENNETH SOARES ANDRADE



who had previously served with


COMPANY C

1st BATTALION

27th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" WOLFHOUNDS "

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

" TROPIC LIGHTNING "


was later lost while serving with


COMPANY A

3rd BATTALION

12th INFANTRY REGIMENT

" DUCTI AMORE PATRIAE "

1st BRIGADE

4th INFANTRY DIVISION

" IRON HORSE "


and was posthumously awarded the


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

PURPLE HEART

ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL


and was entitled to wear the


COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE




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CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross ( Posthumously ) to Kenneth Soares Andrade, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 3d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Platoon Sergeant Andrade distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 27 February 1968 as acting platoon leader during an attack on his unit's perimeter near Dak To. While providing defense for the battalion fire base, his unit was subjected to a savage ground assault by a large North Vietnamese Army force. Sergeant Andrade exposed himself to deadly automatic weapons, grenade and small arms fire and moved around his perimeter shouting commands, pointing out targets and giving words of encouragement to his men. As he rose to move one of the more seriously wounded men to the ambulance helicopter landing zone, an enemy grenade landed near him. Sergeant Andrade picked up the grenade and threw it back at several enemy soldiers who were firing from behind a large tree to his front. He then picked up the wounded man and carried him across the perimeter to the landing zone under a hail of bullets. As he returned to the fight, a grenade exploded nearby, mortally wounding him. His valiant and selfless leadership inspired his men to greater efforts and they defeated the determined enemy. Platoon Sergeant Andrade's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.



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R E M E M B R A N C E




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POSTED ON 1.15.2010
POSTED BY: A fellow vet

A Son of Hawaii

A Son of Hawaii

From the "Honolulu Star Bulletin":

On Feb. 27, 1968, near Dak To in South Vietnam, Sgt. Kenneth Andrade's platoon was under heavy attack by North Vietnamese soldiers. While helping move a wounded soldier to the ambulance helicopter landing zone, an enemy grenade landed near him. Andrade picked up the grenade and threw it at several enemy soldiers. He then picked up the wounded soldier and carried him to the helicopter under a hail of enemy gun fire. As he returned to the fight, he was killed by a North Vietnamese grenade.

Sgt. Andrade was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

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He maka lehua no kona one hanau

One who has the face of a warrior (loyal and honored) in his place of birth.

(From the Hawaii Vietnam Veterans Memorial)

Aloha Oe

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