KENNETH R LASSETER
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 112 OF THE WALL

KENNETH RAY LASSETER

WALL NAME

KENNETH R LASSETER

PANEL / LINE

14W/112

DATE OF BIRTH

03/22/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/07/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BOAZ

COUNTY OF RECORD

Etowah County

STATE

AL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH RAY LASSETER
POSTED ON 2.8.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Kenneth Ray Lasseter, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 7 February 1970. Sergeant Lasseter distinguished himself while serving as a team leader in the 2d Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion (Airmobile), 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, while conducting an ambush northwest of the city of Hue, Republic of Vietnam. Shortly before midnight, Sergeant Lasseter detected movement to the front of his position and moved to an area of limited cover to observe the situation. Discovering an enemy force rapidly advancing and about to overrun his position, he acted immediately. Engaging the enemy force with small arms fire and shouting instructions to his men, he drew the enemy's attention to his location. He remained at his open site and fired hand illumination to reveal the enemy force. Being unable to gain fire superiority, the enemy broke contact. As it fled, Sergeant Lasseter was struck down and fatally wounded. His gallantry and sacrifice undoubtedly saved the lives of all his men, accounted for the killing of three enemy soldiers and the capture of three enemy weapons, and contributed immeasurably to the accomplishment of his appointed mission. Sergeant Lasseter's personal bravery and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and uphold the highest traditions of the United States Army.
See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/91488
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POSTED ON 3.15.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Kenneth Lasseter, Thank you for your service as an Indirect Fire Infantryman. Your 72nd birthday is soon, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.17.2015
POSTED BY: Patricia Phillips Lovell

Remembering Sgt. Kenneth Ray Lasseter "Best Friend of Sgt. Cleo Ray Lovell and Pat Lovell

Dear Kenneth:
I remember all the time you spent with Ray and myself in Anniston, AL. The trips home to Boaz and Athens, AL. we all made together. I remember all you did to help me move to Anniston to be with Ray, even calling my mother. You told her that it might be our last chance to be together. You and Ray found us a place and I made the move. Kenneth, you and your family, 309 College Ave. in Boaz were family to Ray and myself. January 1970 saw Sgt. Lasseter and Sgt. Lovell off to war in Vietnam. Then your mother, Gail phoned to tell me you were KIA on February 7, 1970. I went to be with her and your family immediately. I was there with a broken heart for the loss of such a dear friend and hero. I still remember the funeral and all the phone calls, letters, and prayers with your family. As soon as Ray returned from Vietnam in December 1970, your home and grave site were the first place we went. You have never been forgotten and remain in our hearts until we see you in heaven. The last time I saw your mother was at the Veterans Day Guntersville War Memorial Ceremony on November 12, 1988. Your dad had passed and she was moving to Alaska to be with your brother Jon. I still have all of your mother's letters and other memorial etc. Ray and I had our daughter with us at the Veterans Memorial day in Guntersville, Ashley LaShea Lovell. Ashley has been to Washington and brought a print of your name from the Vietnam wall. Ray also made one when Athens put up a Vietnam Wall Memorial at a rest area on I 65. We will always love and honor you until we see you on the other side.
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POSTED ON 11.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Kenneth Ray Lasseter, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 5.30.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenneth is buried at Hillcrest Cemetery,Boaz,AL. SS BSM PH
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