KENNETH PARTLOW
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

KENNETH PARTLOW

WALL NAME

KENNETH PARTLOW

PANEL / LINE

10E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

05/30/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NIHN THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/27/1966

HOME OF RECORD

JAMAICA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A2C

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LEFT FOR KENNETH PARTLOW
POSTED ON 9.27.2023
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 5.23.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

79

Never forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 8.4.2022

Ground Casualty

In the early years of the Vietnam War, the U.S. Air Force lacked the engineering capability to quickly respond to wartime construction and disaster recovery efforts on U.S. bases. Demands were beyond the scope of a regular civil engineering unit, and the Air Force needed a squadron that could construct overseas airfields and build facilities in the most challenging conditions supporting forward deployed tactical units. In September 1965, the Air Force created two units with the name REDHORSE, an acronym meaning “Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineer.” These two units would be sent to Southwest Asia. One was the 554th Civil Engineering Squadron (CES). The 554th CES deployed to Phan Rang Air Base, RVN, in February 1966, where its first major project was a complete runway reconstruction. In the summer of 1966, A2C Robert J. Lawlor and A2C Kenneth Partlow were serving with the 554th CES when they were critically burned while assigned trash burning duties at Phan Rang. Reportedly, the two airmen had transported four loads of trash from a construction site to the sanitary fill area where a flash explosion occurred. To expedite the burning, the two airmen poured a mixture of diesel oil and gasoline on the trash. While pouring the fuel mixture, fumes came in contact with smoldering embers underneath the trash pile causing an explosion. Both men rolled in a puddle of water to extinguish the flames about their bodies, then walked approximately 100 yards to the construction site where they were administered first aid by a U.S. Air Force medical corpsman. Approximately 30 minutes after the accident, both airmen were air evacuated by helicopter to a Qui Nhon medical facility, and subsequently air evacuated to Clark Air Force Base Hospital in the Philippines. Partlow was later being transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, TX, when he expired in flight on August 27, 1966. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawlor was transferred to Tachikawa Air Base in Japan where he expired September 4, 1966. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.30.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 5.30.2021
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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