KENNETH D HAAS
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HONORED ON PANEL 24E, LINE 81 OF THE WALL

KENNETH DANIEL HAAS

WALL NAME

KENNETH D HAAS

PANEL / LINE

24E/81

DATE OF BIRTH

07/15/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/05/1967

HOME OF RECORD

STANLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clark County

STATE

WI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR KENNETH DANIEL HAAS
POSTED ON 4.18.2024

Final Mission of LCPL Kenneth D. Haas

On the early morning of August 5, 1967, a bridge security team from D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force was attacked by an estimated platoon of Viet Cong (VC) at the Golden Gate Bridge adjacent to Hill 55, six kilometers (3.6 miles) northeast of Dai Loc in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The 2:15 AM assault began when the enemy force fired B-40 rocket-propelled grenades, employed Bangalore torpedoes, and tossed explosive satchel charges. The perimeter wire was breached at two points and two Marine bunkers were destroyed. U.S. casualties were two killed, one wounded medivacked (who later died of his wounds), and 17 with minor wounds. There were no known enemy casualties. The VC were believed to have come from the east before initiating their attack. The enemy also threw grenades and fired 150-200 rounds of automatic weapons fire. The two bunkers closest to the perimeter wire were destroyed by satchel charges and B-40 rockets, killing one Marine in each. The bridge security team returned fire with M16 rifles, M60 machine guns, M79 grenade launchers, and two Light Anti-tank Weapon (LAW) rounds under continuous 60mm and 81mm illumination rounds. The VC broke contact and fled east. A reaction squad in two LVT amphibious armored fighting vehicles arrived at 2:30 AM. A flare ship came on station over the area at 2:40 AM, and 81mm mortar fire was placed on the enemy’s likely escape route. A search of the battle area revealed one 10 lbs. explosive charge placed on a watchtower. All the casualties were medivacked at 3:25 AM. The lost Marines included LCPL Kenneth D. Haas, PFC Gordon G. Kropp, and LCPL Eugene D. Ramon (died of wounds later that evening at Naval Support Activity Station Hospital in Da Nang). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Command Chronology (7th Marines), August 1967” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 12.30.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more
But in our memory you are with us
As you always were before….

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POSTED ON 7.15.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lance Corporal Kenneth Daniel Haas, Served with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 6.10.2020
POSTED BY: Wm Ross

Best America Had to Offer !

You are one of the best our country has to offer !
You in turn gave the most anyone could !
We honor your service and your sacrifice !
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POSTED ON 9.11.2019
POSTED BY: Gale Haas

Correction on County

Kenneth D. Haas was born and Rest In CHIPPEWA COUNTY Wi. and the correct County should be CHIPPEWA County the County of Record. Kenny has family member and many relatives that reside in Thorp Wi. and Clark County. Gale Haas his brother.
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