KENNETH E GOLDEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 36E, LINE 72 OF THE WALL

KENNETH EDWARD GOLDEN

WALL NAME

KENNETH E GOLDEN

PANEL / LINE

36E/72

DATE OF BIRTH

01/22/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

YOUNGSTOWN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Mahoning County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH EDWARD GOLDEN
POSTED ON 11.19.2002

Thank you Sir

As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU, SIR"

As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE"

As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

Again, thank you Sir, for your valiant and courageous service, faithful contribution, and most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours! ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
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POSTED ON 7.12.1999
POSTED BY: Patrick F. Werner

February 2nd, 1968 Battle of Ben Tre

2/Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden was in the battle of Ben Tre. As part of the Tet Offensive the VC seized control of Ben Tre City in Kien Hoa Province in the eastern central Mekong Delta. This area was normally the TAOR of the 2nd. or Riverine Brigade. However, tactical necessities required the 3rd. Brigade to assist in Kien Hoa province. During 1st. the 3/39 Inf was air assaulted into the city to clear the north bank of the Mekong. In the words of one of the officers, much of the city was already burning rubble from the bombs, mortar rounds and artillery. On the morning of Feb 2,1968 the 2/60th. was air assaulted into Ben Tre to assist the 3/39th. The plan was to assault across the bridge into the heart of the city. B 2/60th. was assigned to lead the way and fight across the bridge and into the city. Snipers began firing when the US forces got within several blocks of the bridge, then the VC began dropping in mortar rounds. The company did fight its way into the cental city and helped secure it. The 3/39th and the 2/60th. and airstrikes combined for 150 VC KIA in the 2 days of action. 2/Lt. Kenneth Edward Golden is one of 13 men who made the Wall that day and Bravo Company 2/60th. won the U.S. Valorous Unit Award. You are not forgotten , Rest Well my friend , you are in our hearts and minds forever!
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