TERRENCE A KANDLER
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HONORED ON PANEL 57E, LINE 25 OF THE WALL

TERRENCE ARTHUR KANDLER

WALL NAME

TERRENCE A KANDLER

PANEL / LINE

57E/25

DATE OF BIRTH

04/05/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TORRANCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TERRENCE ARTHUR KANDLER
POSTED ON 4.5.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Corporal Terrence Arthur Kandler, Served with the 1st Platoon, Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
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POSTED ON 8.3.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CPL Terrance A. Kandler

On May 7, 1968, a long-range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) from E Company, 52nd Infantry, 1st Cavalry Division was inserted in the vicinity of Nui Bai Cay Tat Mountain, approximately 6 miles south Of Phong Dien, Thua Thien Province, RVN. That evening the LRRP team whispered over the radio that enemy soldiers were within range and there was a lot of movement, the size of the force uncertain but too many in the same area for the team to move. At 1234 hours on May 8th, a reaction force from 2nd Platoon, B Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry was airlifted to the area and instructed to link up with the besieged LRRP team after they reported being in heavy contact with the enemy. The reaction force came under heavy automatic weapons fire after getting on the ground, resulting in six U.S. wounded. The platoon succeeded in linking up with the LRRP team during the night. Continuous illumination over the battle area was provided by Air Force flareships. Helicopter gunships, aerial rocket artillery, and artillery were employed to assist the platoon throughout the night. The following day, May 9th, 2/B/4-31 remained in sporadic contact with the enemy. A Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry was combat assaulted into the area and was told to move overland to link up with 2/B/4-31. This was accomplished at 1044 hours. The members of 2/B/4-31 were extracted and moved to Camp Evans while A/4-31 continued operations against the enemy force. Two members from the LRRP team were killed during the battle, SP4 Gerald W. McConnel Jr. and SGT Robert E. Whitten. Four members from B Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry were also lost: CPL Jimmy R. Brown, CPL Terrance A. Kandler, PFC Russell W. Jarick (a medic from Headquarters Company), and CPL Jimmy R. Wheless. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vvmf.org]
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POSTED ON 4.7.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL Terrence Arthur Kandler, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 6.6.2014
POSTED BY: L. Patrick Burtt

High school classmate

I was a high school classmate and recall a warm and friendly lad quick with a smile and willing to engage mates with his friendship.
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POSTED ON 12.21.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Terrance is buried at Green Hills Memorial Park,San Pedro,CA. PH
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