EDDIE KITCHEN JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 43E, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

EDDIE KITCHEN JR

WALL NAME

EDDIE KITCHEN JR

PANEL / LINE

43E/24

DATE OF BIRTH

03/02/1935

CASUALTY PROVINCE

DINH TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDDIE KITCHEN JR
POSTED ON 2.16.2019
POSTED BY: P G Tolman

Never Forget

I'll never forget Eddie. Were it not for him, I would not have graduated from OCS. His gracious intervention challenged 'the way things are done' and added perspective to chaos. I have never forgotten and will not. God Bless Him-always.Thanks, Eddie.
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POSTED ON 10.2.2017
POSTED BY: Everette G. McDaniel

Such a Brave Man

Eddie Kitchens was a Family friend and one of my Fathers Boxers for the post teams he coached during his military carrier. Eddie was a very pleasant Christian to be associated with. When we lost him I had the worst time of my life with all the national turmoil. Loosing someone you know at the age of 9 was very difficult to understand. To this day I can't imagine how MRS Kitchens w/children managed to handle those days. I pray each day for the peace and comfort for the whole family.
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POSTED ON 9.15.2017
POSTED BY: Charles Lew, Major, USAF (Ret), Lone Star Officers Club, Commemorative Partner

A Grateful Nation Thanks and Honors You

A grateful nation thanks and honors you for your service, valor and sacrifice. The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 110-181 § 598) empowers the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program on behalf of the nation that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. This law also authorizes the Secretary to coordinate, support and facilitate federal, state and local government commemorative programs and activities. To that end, “The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration” was formed. Congress articulated five objectives for this Commemoration: 1. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war, or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans. In addition, the immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings and children)are to receive an In Memory Of certificate and Lapel Pin. I met Mrs. Elizabeth Rose O'Banion at a Vietnam Veterans Dinner at the Fort Worth Elks Lodge on Nov 11, 2016 while I was facilitating a program to honor the vets through the Commemorative Partner Program. She stated she was the wife of 2LT Eddie Kitchen Jr. US Army. I lost contact with her after November. If you are immediate family of 2LT Eddie Kitchen Jr. please contact me so you can be properly honored and receive your pins and certificates. Get more info at www.vietnamwar50th.com
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POSTED ON 4.5.2016
POSTED BY: Mike Skaret

God bless you, Eddie

You were my Field 1st Sergeant when I was in Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood and then we served together as Officer Candidates (64th Company OC) at Ft. Benning. You were an inspiration and friend to us all and I've never forgotten you. See you soon buddy, sleep well.
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POSTED ON 3.10.2016
POSTED BY: Larry L. Kitchen now Djehuty Se Hotep

Not So Friendly Fire? Was Vietnam Soldier Killed for Stance against Confederate Flag?

Not So Friendly Fire?  Was Vietnam Soldier Killed for Stance against Confederate Flag?
In memory of my father. The 2nd Lt. Eddie Kitchen Jr. Story National Urban League Initiative ONE NATION! ONE FLAG! 2nd Lt. Eddie Kitchen Jr. Story Part 1 http://thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2016/feb/05/not-so-friendly-fire/ Dad’s final letter http://thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2016/feb/05/soldiers-letter-describes-discrimination-vietnam/ 2nd Lt. Eddie Kitchen Jr. Story Part 2 http://thecincinnatiherald.com/news/2016/feb/19/devastating-repercussions-vietnam-soldier-kitchens/ Supporting news stories CNN Aunjanue Ellis protest at the NAACP Image Awards http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/06/entertainment/aunjanue-ellis-mississippi-flag-dress-feat/index.html?eref=rss_showbiz Bree Newsom climb to remove the South Carolina State Flag http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/10/us/south-carolina-confederate-battle-flag/ http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/27/politics/south-carolina-confederate-flag/index.html
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