KENTON E HENNINGER
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HONORED ON PANEL 30W, LINE 63 OF THE WALL

KENTON ELWOOD HENNINGER

WALL NAME

KENTON E HENNINGER

PANEL / LINE

30W/63

DATE OF BIRTH

09/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/07/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NORTH OLMSTED

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cuyahoga County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENTON ELWOOD HENNINGER
POSTED ON 9.16.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Greater Love Hath No Man...

Than that man lay down his life for a friend."

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 9.16.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 73rd birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 5.13.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Kenton Henninger,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Yesterday was Mother's Day. The war was years ago, but we all need to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in Peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2016
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered !!!! Rest in peace Kenton. All gave Some-Some gave All. :-(
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POSTED ON 3.7.2015
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Citation

Kenton E. Henninger
Date of birth: 19-Sep-47
Date of death: March 7, 1969
Place of Birth: Ohio, North Olmsted
Home of record: Cleveland Ohio
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant [then Specialist Fourth Class] Kenton E. Henninger (ASN: US-51834525), United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Sergeant Henninger distinguished himself while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company A, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. On 6 March 1969, Company A was conducting a search and clear operation in the Chu Prong Mountain area, Republic of Vietnam. At approximately 1615 hours, Sergeant Henninger's squad came under intense enemy fire from an estimated enemy platoon entrenched in bunkers. Sergeant Henninger was hit in the leg in the initial burst of fire. Ignoring his wound, he immediately placed a heavy and accurate base of fire on the closest enemy positions, enabling the rest of his squad to find cover. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued to place effective fire upon the enemy until he was wounded in both arms and could no longer fire his weapon. Despite his wounds and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued to expose himself to enemy fire in an attempt to draw fire away from his squad and was mortally wounded. Sergeant Henninger's personal bravery, determination and exemplary devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United Sates Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 1680 (May 15, 1969)

Action Date: 7-Mar-69

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company A

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 35th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division
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