RANGERS 2 Kinton, Donald Ray

Agent Jack
By Robert Hutton
The Shetland Bus
By David J. Howarth

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Kinton
  • FORENAME
Donald Ray
  • UNIT
Company E,20th Infantry (LRP)
  • RANK
Specialist Fourth Class
  • NUMBER
17730656
  • DATE OF DEATH
25th March 1968
  • AGE
23
  • GRAVESITE
Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman, Pennsylvania, USA
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Denver, Colorado
born 7.3.1945
father Eugene Arthur Kinton (1919-1991)
mother Gloria Dare (nee Lehman) Kinton (1925-1977)
single
2 years service
KIA Binh Dinh, South Vietnam
posthumous Silver Star
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. Panel 46E Line 19
 

DATE OF DEATH:

25-Mar-1968

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/kinton-donald-ray.58392/

CITATION:

Silver Star : For gallantry in action while engaged in military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Specialist Four Kinton distinguished himself while serving as a Radio Operator with Company E [Long Range Patrol], 20th. Infantry [Airborne], 4th Infantry Division. On 25 March 1968, Specialist four Kinton was part of a six-man patrol on a reconnaissance mission. The patrol made contact with a larger enemy force and immediately radioed for an extraction helicopter. As the patrol commenced to withdraw to a landing zone, the enemy force attempted to assault and overrun the small force. Specialist Four Kinton promptly selected to remain behind as the patrol moved to the landing zone to set up a defensive position. Engaging the enemy with his M16, Specialist Four Kinton successfully held off the much larger force long enough for the patrol to be safely extracted. He was mortally wounded by small arms fire at this time. Through his courage and initiative, Specialist Four Kinton prevented the entire patrol from being overrun.

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69857287/donald-ray-kinton
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