Ronald Edward FikeStaff Sergeant
DET A-433 (MY AN), D CO, 5TH SF GRP, SPECIAL FORCES
Army of the United States
08 November 1942 - 28 June 1967
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The database page for Ronald Edward Fike
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,
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.
From his daughter.
A Note from The Virtual WallThere 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
Second, the Special Forces "Killed in Action" list contains the following for the three men:
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