In Recogition of Service and Sacrifice

Kenneth Branaman

PFC Kenneth M. Branaman 1945 - 1966

Kenny Branaman was drafted into the United States Army in September,1965. He completed his basic training November, 1965 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was then sent to Fort Ord, California in December 1965. He stayed at Fort Ord until he was sent to Vietnam in February, 1966. In Vietnam he served as an ammunition carrier with the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade (Wolfhounds). Kenny died July 19, 1966 when the Eagle flight he was a part of was ambushed.

Other Patriots

Name Service Information
Richard Able Indiana National Guard
Randy Beach US Airforce SSgt, Viet Nam August 1968 - August 1969
Dave Bottorff US Army, SSgt Engineers, served in Cu Chi Viet Nam
Doug Brackemyre US Army, Sgt, 2/14 Goldern Dragons, 25th Infantry Division, Asst Drill Instructor at Fort Lewis, Washington, Infantry Platoon Sgt in Viet Nam (Cu Chi, Dau Tieng, Ho Bo Woods, Boi Loi Woods, Michelin rubber Plantation, Cambodia)
Barry Burbrink US Air Force, C130 Loadmaster 1966-1970
Don Cooper Indiana National Guard
Mike Edwards US Army (ret.), served in Viet Nam (Cu Chi)
Bill Foster US Air Force, Colonel (Retired)
Jerry Hatton Indiana National Guard
Larry Hatton US Army, served two tours in Viet Nam, the first with the 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands near Pleiku, and the second with the First Field Force-Artillery at Nha Trang.
Roland Gregory No information available
Kenny McKain Indiana National Guard, Master Sargent, has served in the Indiana National Guard for over 35 years, currently an Automotive Foreman at CSMS #2 at Camp Atterbury where he has been for the past 20 years, planned to retire on September 30, 2005
Bob Miller US Army retired active service 24 years , 11 months , 22 days RANK : (SFC E-7) Sargeant First Class + 4 years US Army Reserves RANK : SP-5 . I had many MOS's 63B20 Wheel Vehicle Mechanic , 76Y20 Air Frame Repairman , 11B30 Infantryman , 11C40 Infantry Mortarman , 13F40H Fire Support . Branches US Army Transportion , US Army Infantry , US Army Armor , US Army Artillery . Drafted 18 Aug. 1965 - Retired 30 Sept. 1990 . Serviced in Viet Nam 1966 -67 with the following units 51st Transportation Detachment , 92nd Avation Company , 5th Special Forces , 219th Arial Reconnaissance a Surveillance , and was attached to the US Air Force for 5 weeks . Was stationed at the following camps in Viet Nam Nha Trang , Cu Chi , Da Nang , Pleiku , Hue / Phu Bai , Qui Nhon , Khe Sanh , Phu Bai , Quang Tri , Kontum , An Khe .
John Nolting US Army, served two tours in Viet Nam, the first with the 4th Infantry Division in the Central Highlands near Pleiku, and the second with the First Field Force-Artillery at Nha Trang
Bob Oliger US Airforce
Stan Osterman Indiana National Guard
Larry O'Sullivan No Information Available
Tom Pfaffenberger US Marines, served in Viet Nam in 1966-67 (Da Nang, Dong Ha, Hue City, Khe Sanh, Phu Bai, Quang Tri, the DMZ). Retired from Marine Corps. with the rank of Lt. Col. in 1997.
Maurice Robison US Army, Spec 411/65-11/67, Viet Nam 3/67-11/67 (Phu Loi, Xuan Loc)
Tom Snyder US Army, Capitan, Viet Nam 11/71-11.72
Hubert Sparks US Army
Mike Taylor US Marine Corps 10/68-10/72, Viet Nam 1970/71 with a Marine Tactical Air Operations Central on Monkey Mountain outside of Da Nang
Bob Toborg US Army, Viet Nam 1967
Jeff Tracey US Army, 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One), Viet Nam
Jon Van Scyoc US Army, Captain Medical Corps 1973 - 1975, Ft. Benning, GA
Jerry VonDielingen US Army, Ft. Lewis, WA, Germany
Don Weddle US Air Force 7/64-5/69, food service, in Texas until 4/67 then at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska
Jimmy White US Army, Viet Nam
Earl Wonning US AIr Force 1968-1972, Minuteman Missile Launch Officer with SAC, spent most of his career at Ellsworth AFB in Rapid City, SD.