KENYON G WELLMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

KENYON GARY WELLMAN

WALL NAME

KENYON G WELLMAN

PANEL / LINE

32E/49

DATE OF BIRTH

11/26/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/22/1967

HOME OF RECORD

RICHARDSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Collin County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENYON GARY WELLMAN
POSTED ON 12.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Kenyon Gary Wellman, 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 10.19.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenyon is buried at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County,TX.
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POSTED ON 3.6.2008
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS TO THIS UNITED STATES ARMY HERO


SPECIALIST FOURTH CLASS

KENYON GARY WELLMAN


served with


COMPANY D

3rd BATTALION

22nd INFANTRY REGIMENT

" DEEDS NOT WORDS "

3rd BRIGADE

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

" TROPIC LIGHTNING "


CITATION

FOR

POSTHUMOUS AWARD

OF THE

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS


The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Kenyon Gary Wellman (US54441015), Specialist Fourth Class, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company D, 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Specialist Four Wellman distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 22 December 1967 while serving as a member of a combat patrol on a search and destroy mission near Dau Tieng. His patrol was maneuvering through dense jungle when it was savagely ambushed by a Viet Cong force in well-fortified positions. Specialist Wellman was pinned down at the front of his unit by intense enemy automatic weapons fire, and many of his nearby comrades were killed or wounded. Despite bullets striking all around him, he ignored his own safety, moved among the wounded, and administered first aid. The lethal hostile fire continued relentlessly, and Specialist Wellman realized that in order to save his patrol from annihilation, the Viet Cong bunker directly to his front would have to be silenced. He crawled to where a machine gunner had been killed, grabbed the machine gun and single-handedly assaulted the enemy position. He charged through the underbrush laying down a concentrated barrage on the insurgent fortification. His one-man attack was momentarily halted when he was struck to the ground by a burst of enemy fire. Very seriously wounded but knowing the lives of his fellow soldiers depended on the destruction of the Viet Cong bunker, he stood up and continued his gallant assault through a curtain of fire. When only a few feet from the enemy position, he was hit again by a hail of bullets and instantly killed. Specialist Four Wellman's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



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POSTED ON 12.22.2005
POSTED BY: Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67

Your life is not forgotten

Kenyon, Although we never met,
I just want you to know you are
not forgotten. You gave the ultimate
sacrifice, your life for what you believed
in. Sleep well my friend, and thank you
for protecting the freedoms we enjoy
today.
A true American Hero.
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