KENNETH D ADKINS
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HONORED ON PANEL 6W, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

KENNETH DALE ADKINS

WALL NAME

KENNETH D ADKINS

PANEL / LINE

6W/65

DATE OF BIRTH

06/13/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/17/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HUNTINGTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH DALE ADKINS
POSTED ON 5.4.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your friend William Russell is especially moving. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us.
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POSTED ON 11.17.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Service Medal Award

Sergeant Kenneth Dale Adkins was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for his exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility. He was assigned to the 22ND TAC AIR SPT SQDN, 504TH TAC AIR SPT GROUP, 7TH AF.
See https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=259338
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POSTED ON 11.17.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

22nd TASS

SGT Kenneth Adkins. You are being remembered by a facebook group of AF FAC.
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POSTED ON 6.20.2019
POSTED BY: S Deviese

Reassignment

I was stationed with Ken in Reese AFB Texas. We were on the same set of orders to Binh Thuy, Vietnam on the same day (this is very unusual) . Same ASFC and rank. We were reasigned at Tan Son Nhut AFB by a clerk that sent me to Binh Thuy and Ken To Bien Hoa. I last saw him as we parted to go to our respective bases. I'll miss him.
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POSTED ON 12.15.2018

Ground Casualty

Before dawn on November 17, 1970, Viet Cong forces launched approximately a dozen 122-millimeter mortars at a barracks facility at Bien Hoa Air Base, one of the major U.S. air facilities in South Vietnam. Though the attack was launched from outside the base’s perimeter and intended as just a harassing strike, the large caliber mortar explosions killed five people, including three U.S. servicemen, and wounded 34 others. The Military Assistance Command later described this attack as minor and casualties as light. But it did kill five people, including three Americans who served at Bien Hoa. Air Force Sergeant Joseph Carter Jr. was in his bunk when the shells hit. Carter was killed instantly. Another man in his unit in an adjacent room, Air Force Sergeant Kenneth D. Adkins was also killed. He and Carter served together in the 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group, 7th Air Force. The third American killed was Army Specialist 4 Dennis E. Stecker from the 118th Aviation Company, 145th Aviation Battalion. [Taken from vietnamwar50th.com]
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