PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

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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.

Son of:  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. 

Son of:  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.

Son of:  Audra Frazier and Arthur Claude Ison.

Grandson of:  Luana Caudill and Marion Frazier.

Great-grandson of:  Mary Ellen Whitaker and George Washington Caudill.

Great-great-grandson of:  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.

Son of: 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.

Son of:  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.

Son of:  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. 

Son of:  Lula Patrick and Amos Patrick.

Maternal Grandson of:  Martha Ritchie and Hiram Patrick. 

Paternal Grandson of:  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. 

Son of:  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. 

Son of:  Italy Hall and Floyd Watts.

Grandson of:  William M. “Buffalo Bill” Hall and Ida Reynolds (second spouse).

Grandson of:  Cora Noble and Taylor Watts.

Great-grandson of:  Mary Jane “Maggie” Sergent and Noah Milburn Reynolds.

Great-grandson of:  Clarinda “Wren” Hall and Jefferson Cushing Hall.

Father of:  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: 

Son of:  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.

Son of:  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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