KENNETH R SHOEMAKER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 17 OF THE WALL

KENNETH R SHOEMAKER JR

WALL NAME

KENNETH R SHOEMAKER JR

PANEL / LINE

31E/17

DATE OF BIRTH

04/02/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OWENSBORO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Daviess County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH R SHOEMAKER JR
POSTED ON 11.3.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Kenneth R Shoemaker Jr, 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 7.3.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ken is buried at Owensboro Memorial Gardens in Owensboro, KY.
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POSTED ON 8.14.2003
POSTED BY: Donna Moore

On August 9, 1989, Building 1002, Fort Knox, KY, was Dedicated In Honor of 1LT Shoemaker

Building 1002, commonly called “The Old Brick Hospital” (because it once was a hospital in the 1940’s), at Fort Knox, Kentucky, was dedicated to 1LT Shoemaker on August 9, 1989. I worked in the building at that time and still do. I witnessed the dedication ceremony. Inside the building entrance door, there’s a portrait of 1LT Shoemaker and a bronze plaque, which reads:

In Memory of
FIRST LIEUTENANT KENNETH R. SHOEMAKER, JR.,
ARMY NURSE CORPS
67TH Evacuation Hospital, 55th Medical Group
44th Medical Brigade
Killed in the Crash of a Military Aircraft
30 November 1967, Republic of Vietnam

1LT Shoemaker was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960) and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation Badge.

Lieutenant Shoemaker was a native of the State of Kentucky.


There once was an outside sign that read:

KENNETH R. SHOEMAKER, JR.
MEDICAL ANNEX
1002

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POSTED ON 10.15.2001
POSTED BY: Lois J. Shoemaker

My son

(Photograph by Mary Jane Studios, Mt. Vernon, Ill.)

1st Lt. Kenneth R. Shoemaker, Jr.

Killed November 30, 1967
(wife lived with parents in KY so he is listed in KY, Owensboro, KY)

Son Kenneth R. Shoemaker III was born 35 days after his father's death. His only child. He lives in Talahena, OK.

Kenneth was an "anethist." His father is deceased. He has one brother Bobby and one sister Patricia Benson.
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POSTED ON 2.1.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF A FINE YOUNG ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

1ST LIEUTENANT

KENNETH R. SHOEMAKER JR.

AND

1ST LIEUTENANT

JEROME EDWIN OLMSTED

AND

CAPTAIN

ELEANOR GRACE ALEXANDER

AND

1ST LIEUTENANT

HEDWIG DIANE ORLOWSKI

HAD BEEN AT A FIELD HOSPITAL NEAR
PLEIKU TO HELP OUT DURING A PUSH
AND WERE ALL KILLED WHEN THEIR
PLANE CRASHED ON THE RETURN TRIP
TO THEIR HOME BASE AT QUI NHON
ON NOVEMBER 30TH, 1967

ALL FOUR WERE MEMBERS OF THE

ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

AND WERE POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED

THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL

AND

THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR WILL YOU EVER BE

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