BRAVO CO, 1ST BN, 502ND INFANTRY, 101 ABN DIV
From Stoystown, Pennsylvania
01 August 1949 - 02 September 1971
I served with Gordy Kimmel in both the 3/506 and 1/502 in Vietnam and was with Gordy the day he hit the booby trap.
Gordy was a happy person, often with a mischievous smile that reminded me of a leprechaun. He had just celebrated his 22nd birthday a couple weeks before and shared the Gordon's Vodka his mom had sent him (my birthday was the day before his).
Gordy was a great trooper and did not deserve what happened to him. I think of him often.
From a fellow grunt,
PS - I would love to hear back from Gordie's buddy from Stoystown who contacted me after I posted a memorial on another site ... someone is writing a book about the KIAs from the 3/506 and wants to include Gordy's story there.
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
a fellow grunt,
25 Aug 2005
Last updated 08/26/2005