Kenneth Ray Hodge

Military Data
MOS 11E4T Armor Crewman
Length Service 01
Unit A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 26 May 1969
Incident Date 1 April 1970
Casualty Date 1 April 1970
Age at Loss 21
Location Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Multiple fragmentation wounds

Vietnam Wall Panel 12W Line 069

Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA

Newspaper Obituary:
“Word has been received here of the death of U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Ray Hodge, 21, 114 Boone St., Jonesboro, who was killed in Vietnam April 1, when his outfit came under heavy attack.

A native of Johnson City and a 1967 graduate of Science Hill High School, Sgt. Hodge was a former employee of M&S Auto Parts. He was a member of Central Christian Church, Jonesboro.

Sgt. Hodge entered the Army in July, 1968, and had been in viet with the 11th armored cavalry for the past 11 months.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Linda Perry Hodge; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hodge, 1308 Greenfield Dr.; one brother, Curtis Lynn Hodge, Johnson City; one sister, Kathy Hodge, Johnson City; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hodge, Rt. 4, Elizabethton.”

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1948
  • Date of death: 1 April 1970
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Armored Cavalry
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Roselawn Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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