Ronald Edward Fike

Staff Sergeant
Army of the United States
08 November 1942 - 28 June 1967
Burnet, Texas
Panel 22E Line 077


Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign


The database page for Ronald Edward Fike

17 Jun 2004

You too are forgotten like so many others. Those of us who served and returned will always remember. You were killed on the same day in the same place as my friend Edwin Shubert Jr. Rest in peace, my brother, rest in eternal peace.

From a friend of Eddie Shubert, also KIA on 2 June 1967,
1Lt Elmer M. Pence
US Army Vietnam 66-68
201 Third Street, Beach Haven N. J. 08008

14 Jun 2006

Much time has passed since you were with us. You are not forgotten but live in the hearts of your children and family who remember you daily and have gone on to make you proud. Your grandchildren and great grandchildren know who you are and continue your legacy.

Much love,

From his daughter.
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A Note from The Virtual Wall

There is some confusion regarding unit assignments and locations for three Special Forces members killed in action in southwestern South Vietnam on 28 June 1967. The three men are First, the primary casualty database says all three were killed in action in Kien Tuong Province, South Vietnam.

Second, the Special Forces "Killed in Action" list contains the following for the three men:

  • Edwin L. Shubert, Jr, A-429, Nui Tuong, Kien Tuong Province (later named A-421)
  • Ronald E. Fike, A-433, My An/My Da, Kien Phong Province
  • Michael G. Brown, A-433, My An/My Da, Kien Phong Province
The CIL Hawaii database confirms Det A-433 for SSgt Fike but goes no lower than the 5th Special Forces Group for 1LT Shubert and SP4 Brown.

Third, Kelley's Where We Were in Vietnam puts the Special Forces Camp at My An/My Da in Kien Tuong Province, and the Special Forces camp at Nui Trong in Chau Doc Province. For information, all three provinces mentioned bordered one another and the SVN/Cambodian border ... northeast-to-southwest, there was Kien Tuong just south of the Parrot's Beak, then Kien Phuong, then Chau Doc. As noted above, the SF/KIA list says 1LT Shubert's unit, A-429, was renamed A-421 ... and it was, according to Stanton's Vietnam Order of Battle, on 01 July 1967. But Stanton places A-421 at Ba Xoai, Kien Tuong Province, on 01 Jul 1967.

What to make of all this? The Virtual Wall isn't sure, but it appears that the SF/KIA listing has the wrong Province for Det A-433 at My An ... it should be Kien Tuong Province. Second, 1LT Shubert's unit was in the process of moving and being redesignated, going from A-429 at Nui Tuong, Chau Doc Province, to A-421 at Ba Xoai, Kien Tuong Province.

Fortunately, 1LT Shubert's Citation for the Silver Star clarifies matters: He was indeed involved in the action at Det A-433, My An, Kien Tuong Province - and it therefore seems certain that all three men were involved in the same action.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 17 Jun 2004
Last updated 06/30/2006