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VIETNAM WAR SERVICE

In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him. For then it costs nothing to be a patriot-Mark Twain

ROY THOMAS KASSINGER-US ARMY

Born July 1, 1945 in Henderson County, Kentucky to Darrell Kassinger and Rhoda Betty Stone. He married Doris June "Judy" Davis on July 20, 1966 in Mclean County, Kentucky. Judy was born October 3, 1946 in Mclean County, Kentucky and is the daughter of George Davis and Bertha Richardson. Roy joined the National Guards at age 17 in Mclean County, Kentucky and went to Fort Knox in 1962 for six months of basic training and returned to Livermore to serve in the National Guards. Then He mustered into the Army at Louisville, Kentucky in September of 1964 when he was 19 years old and served in Germany for 19 months. He was in the 94th Engineer Batallion Construction at Nellingean . He re-enlisted May 26, 1966 and served for another six years for a total of nine years, eight months, and twenty-seven days. When he re-enlisted he became a mess sergeant/executive chef and served in Vietnam for two years and also in Washington State at Fort Lewis and in North Carolina at Fort Bragg. His education and training include Basic Training, Code of Conduct, Benefits of Honorable Discharge, Military Justice, Geneva Convention, and Chemical Biological Warfare (CBR) Training. His medals include Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Veitnam Campaign Medal with device 60 and National Defense Service Medal.

 

Jackie Joe "Jack" Kassinger- US Army

Served in the United States Marine Corp from January 1968 until January 1972.  He was sent to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Deigo, California in January of 1968.  By the late spring of that year he found himself in Viet Nam.  He was wounded in action on Memorial Day of 1969 about 10 months into his tour and eventually evacuated to China Beach Hosptial in Da Nang where he spent the rest of his tour.  Jack was released from the Hospital and sent back to the Untied States in July of that year. After a small recuperation period at home, he was sent to Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington, D.C where he attended Marine Security Guard School and was eventually assigned to the American Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Jack served in Brazil for a little over two years providing security for the Embassy and the American Ambassador and his wife.  He finished his Marine Corps duty in Brazil and was honorably discharged in January 1972.

Daniel Jerome "Danny" Baldwin-USMC

Eugene Davis-US Army