Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs (1917 - 2005) and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe (1917 - 1944),

who was awarded a Silver Star for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France, 

and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

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VIETNAM WAR (1955-1975)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, H - Z

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HAYES

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HAYES, GEORGE FRANKLIN (1937-1968), DIED OF WOUNDS, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  BUSY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence in 1940:  Forked Mouth, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  28 August 1937.
Parents:  Lena Johnson and Green Hayes.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  BTRP, 3rd Sqdn, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam War.
Status:  HOSTILE, DIED-WOUNDS at Gia Dinh, Vietnam.
Casualty Reason:  HOSTILE, DIED OF WOUNDS, Vietnam War.
Date of Death:  12 March 1968, Vietnam War.
Place of Death:  Gia Dinh, Vietnam.
Buried:  Couch Cemetery, Yerkes, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                            Monument:  GEORGE FRANKLIN HAYES carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.   

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HICKS

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HICKS, CHARLES LEE (1947-1966), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  8 April 1947, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Rachel.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Tour Start Date:  1966.
Combat Organization:  Army Private First Class, Tour Start Date 1966, C Company, 5th Cavalry, 1st Battalion.
Province:  99.
Status:  Ground Casualty:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED in Republic of Vietnam.
Date of Death:  21 November 1966, Vietnam War.
Place of Death:  Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam.
Status:  Body Recovered.
Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Casualty Reason:  Ground Casualty, Gun Shot.
                                                                                                                Monument:  CHARLES LEE HICKS carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  “... on 21 November 1966, C Company, 1/5th Cavalry, was engaged by enemy forces while operating along the Cambodian border in Kontum Province, SVN.  Thirty-four U. S. Soldiers were killed in the battle.”  Source:  Findagrave.

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ISON

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ISON, ARNOLD EDWARD (1943-1966), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  VIPER, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  8 August 1943.
Parents:  Audra Frazier and Arthur Claude Ison.
Grandparents:  Luana Caudill and Marion Frazier.
Great-grandparents:  Mary Ellen Whitaker and George Washington Caudill.
Great-great-grandparents:  Nancy Dixon and William J. “Stiller Bill” Caudill.
Service Number:  15649880.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  Army.
Service Occupation:  Infantry Indirect Fire Crewman (Army).
Tour Start Date:  21 September 1965.
Combat Organization:  Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, U. S. Army, Vietnam War.
Province:  99.
Status:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED-OUT-RIGHT in the Republic of Vietnam.
Casualty Reason:  Battle Dead.
Date of Death: 4 February 1966, Vietnam War.
Place of Death:  Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
Buried:  Callie Farler Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                      Monument:  ARNOLD E. ISON carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note: Data Source, Coffelt Database.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-cousin, Arnold E. Ison on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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MEE

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MEE, MARION EUGENE (1940-1970), DIED OF ACCIDENT, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  LOTHAIR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA
Date of Birth:  28 December 1940, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents: Maudie Sweet and Roscoe Mee.
Service Number:  400541055.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army. 
Tour Start Date:  July 1970.
Combat Organization:  D BTRY, 1st Battalion, Division USARV, Vietnam War.
Province:  Military Region 1 – Thua Thien.
Status:  DIED OF ACCIDENT, NON-HOSTILE.
Casualty Reason:  Vehicle Loss/Crash, Ground Casualty, Injuries sustained in a truck/vehicle accident.  Body Recovered.
Date of Death:  20 November 1970, DIED OF ACCIDENT, NON-HOSTILE.
Place of Death:  Republic of Vietnam, Vietnam War.
Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                       Monument:  MARION EUGENE MEE carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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NEACE

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NEACE, DENNIE (1947-1967), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  BONNYMAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  3 August 1947, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Jeanette Deaton and Granville Neace.
Rank: Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Tour Start Date:  16 February 1967.
Combat Organization:  Company C, 12th Cavalry 1st Battalion.
Province:  Military Region 1 - Quang Tin.
Casualty Reason:  HOSTILE, KILLED, Ground Casualty, Body Recovered, Vietnam War.
Date of Death:  31 May 1967, Vietnam War.
Place of Death:  Republic of Vietnam, Vietnam War.
Buried:  Neace Cemetery, Grapevine, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                       
Monument:  DENNIE NEACE carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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PARSONS

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PARSONS, JOHN ROBERT (1948-1968), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  COMBS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  3 October 1948, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Rebecca Eversole and Walter David Parsons.
Service Number:  2371441.
Rank:  Lance Corporal.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Marine Corps.
Tour Start Date:  25 June 1968.
Combat Organization:  Rifleman, L Company, 3rd BN, 5th Marines, 1st MAR DIV, III MAF
Province: Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.
Status:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED at Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.
Casualty Reason:  Gunshot or Small Arms Fire.
Date of Death: 14 October 1968.
Place of Death:  Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.
Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                       Monument:  JOHN ROBERT PARSONS carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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PATRICK

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PATRICK, BILLY RAY (1944-1966), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  10 February 1944.
Parents:  Lula Patrick and Amos Patrick.
Maternal Grandparents:  Martha Ritchie and Hiram Patrick.
Paternal Grandparents:  Eva Smith and Grover Cleveland Patrick.  
Combat Organization:  Army Private First Class, Company A, 35th Inf Reg, 25th Inf Div, 1st Battalion.
Province:  99.
Tour Start Date:  7 February 1966.
Status:  Ground Casualty:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED OUT-RIGHT in Republic of Vietnam.
Date of Death:  29 May 1966.
Buried:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                       Monument:  BILLY RAY PATRICK carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-cousin-2-times-removed, Billy Ray Patrick on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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Monument:  CLYDE EVERETTE PAUL JR. carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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Monument:  HANK WILLIAM SALLEY carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STRINGER

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STRINGER, JOHN CURTIS, JR. (1946-1978), MISSING, DIED NON-BATTLE, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  12 January 1946, Boyd County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Mary Castle and John Curtis Stringer, Sr.
Rank:  Captain.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Tour Start Date:  9/13/1970.
Combat Organization:  11th Inf Reg, 5th Inf Div (mech),
Province:  Quang Tri Province.
Status:  Vanished crossing a stream, Casualty:  DIED NON-HOSTILE, NON-BATTLE, Vietnam War.
Casualty Reason:  Missing.
Date Reported Missing:  30 October 1978
Date of Death:  30 October 1978.
Place of Death:  Vietnam, Vietnam War.
Disposition:  Missing.
Memorialized at:  Courts of the Missing, Honolulu National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
                                     Monument:  JOHN CURTIS STRINGER II carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.   

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WATTS

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WATTS, SCHYLER, SR. (1945-1971), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  VICCO, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  2 March 1945, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Italy Hall and Floyd Watts.
Grandparents:  William M. “Buffalo Bill” Hall and Ida Reynolds (second spouse).
Grandparents:  Cora Noble and Taylor Watts.
Great-grandparents:  Mary Jane “Maggie” Sergent and Noah Milburn Reynolds.
Great-grandparents of:  Clarinda “Wren” Hall and Jefferson Cushing Hall.
Son:  Schyler “Pete” Watts, Jr. (1968-2013), U. S. Army Veteran.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Tour Start Date:  16 June 1971.
Combat Organization:  Company H Trp, 16th Cav Reg, 1st Cav Div (Ambl).
Province: Military Region 3 – Long Khanh.
Status:  Ground Casualty:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED OUT-RIGHT, died in the Republic of Vietnam.
Casualty Reason:  Gunshot or Small Arms Fire.
Date of Death:  2 December 1971. 
Place of Death:  Vietnam, Vietnam War.
Disposition:  Body Recovered.
Buried:  Big Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Breckenridge County, Kentucky?
                                         Monument:  SCHYLER WATTS carved twice within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed Schyler Watts on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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Monument:  ERNEST WILSON carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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WOODS

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WOODS, DONALD GENE, U.S. MARINE CORPS, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Happy, Perry County, Kentucky.  Franklin, Ohio.
Date of Birth:
Parents:  Maud Hammons and Eugene Woods.
Paternal Grandparents:  Louise Branson and Elhannon Woods.
Maternal Grandparents:  Sarah Caudill and Rufus Hammons.
Spouse:  Donna J. Flinspach.
Entered Service From:  Ohio.
Enlistment Date:  January 1967.  Discharged:  June 1970.
Service Number:
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps.
Combat Organization:  MATCU-62, MAG-36, 1st Marine Air Wing.
Battles, Campaigns, Theatres:  VIET-NAM.
U. S. Awards, Medals:  American Freedom.  Combat Action Ribbon.  Good Conduct Medal.  Viet-Nam Campaign Ribbon.  Viet-Nam Service.  Viet-Nam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
Source:  Donald Gene Woods.  Charles Lloyd Caudill.
NOTE:  I placed my third cousin, Donald Gene Woods on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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YOUNG

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YOUNG, BOBBY (1947-1966), KILLED IN ACTION, VIETNAM WAR.
Hometown:  VIPER, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  16 May 1947.
Parents:  Verna Napier and Mr. Young.  Was Verna the daughter of Polly and Calloway Napier?
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Tour Start Date:  4 January 1966.
Combat Organization:  Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Province:  99.
Status:  Ground Casualty:  DIED HOSTILE, KILLED OUT-RIGHT in Republic of Vietnam.
Date of Death:  4 November 1966.
Place of Death:  Vietnam, Vietnam War.
                                                                                                                          Monument:  BOBBY YOUNG carved within the Vietnam War military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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