Kenneth Edward Van Hoy

Kenneth Edward Van Hoy

Age: 27
Branch: USN
Rank: ATN1
Unit(s): UDT21, UDT11, ST1
Station: South Vietnam

Fallen on: 17 May 1969
Location: Kien Giang, South Vietnam
Era: Vietnam

Medals & Commendations: Bronze Star Medal with ‘V’ device for Valor and Silver Star, Purple Heart w/ 2 Gold Stars, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation w/ Bronze Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon w/ Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal w/ Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Silver Star and 3 Bronze Stars, South Vietnam Military Merit Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action 1 C Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Expert Rifle Medal, Expert Pistol Medal.

Hometown: Goldsboro, NC

ATN1 Van Hoy died when a Viet Cong Mortar exploded as team members were attempting to disarm it.