JOHN J KOS
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

JOHN JOSEPH KOS

WALL NAME

JOHN J KOS

PANEL / LINE

14W/69

DATE OF BIRTH

07/28/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/26/1970

HOME OF RECORD

ROCKDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Will County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN JOSEPH KOS
POSTED ON 2.28.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

We Will Remember

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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POSTED ON 11.23.2018

Final Mission of SP4 John J. Kos

Operation Randolph Glen was 101st Airborne Division and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 1st Division clear and search operation on edge of populated lowlands in eastern Thua Thien Province, RVN. At 10:30 AM on January 26, 1970, D Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry personnel accompanied by a combat engineer were moving to an ambush site in a Boston Whaler when their boat detonated a Claymore mine as it beached. The mine had been placed there by the NVA. Three passengers in the vessel were killed and another two were wounded. There were two lost infantrymen, PFC Raymond Platero and SP4 Larry S. Rutherford, and one combat engineer, SP4 John J. Kos, from B Company, 326th Engineer Battalion. It was later observed that the landing site had been previously used by the Americans, making it a vulnerable enemy ambush location. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Combat After Action Report: Operation Randolph Glen, Headquarters, 3d Battalion (Airmobile) 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) and information provided by Larry Battista (November 2018)]
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POSTED ON 7.28.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four John Joseph Kos, Served with Company B, 326th Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.
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POSTED ON 7.28.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four John James Kos, Served with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade.
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POSTED ON 1.20.2016
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

John is buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Joliet,IL. Raynor Sect, Lot 459, Grave 1
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