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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Kenneth Wayne Roche
SGT Roche died in Gia Dinh, South Vietnam on 2/22/1968 during the Vietnam War as a member of Bravo Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Gun, Small Arms Fire'. Roche originated from Nemaha, Iowa .
On February 22, 1968, Companies B and C, with tanks attached, conducted S&D operations in the area east of Hoc Mon. At 1420 hours, one platoon from Company B was pinned down by machinegun fire. At 1426 hours, the company started receiving automatic weapons and RPG fire. At 1500 hours a dust-off was requested for numerous wounded. At 1535 hours, another dust-off was requested. Company B also had one Bobcat killed. At 1640 hours, Company B suffered two minor wounded from an artillery short round. Companies B and C with attached tanks joined together at 1815 hours and attacked from south to north at XT 7604. At 1945 hours a “snake” was deployed and detonated by engineers with the units. At 2027 hours, all units had closed the night base perimeter.