The database page for Florian Henry Kuss
My brother PFC Florian H. Kuss was a small town, hard-working, considerate guy who looked forward to the day he could come back to North Dakota and farm. Jan 5, 1968 in the Hiep Duc Valley ended his dreams forever.
We need to remember and honor all the people who served in Vietnam as well as the ones who lost their lives.
By sharing we ease pain
From his sister,
A Note from The Virtual WallThe Hiep Duc Valley, southwest of Que Son, was a hotbed of NVA/VC activity throughout the war. Between 03 and 14 Jan 1968 elements of the 196th Infantry Brigade conducted search and destroy operations in the Valley, with the intention of locating and destroying enemy units and infrastructure. One soldier was killed on 03 Jan, and one on 14 Jan - and 77 others in between those two dates. The first major engagement was on the second day of the operation, 04 Jan, when D Company, 4/31st Infantry, lost five men.
On the following day, 05 Jan, eight Americans from C Company, 2/1st Infantry, died in an engagement:
The point-of-contact for this memorial is|
Betty Kuss Schumacher
Top of Page|
With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 01 Nov 2007
Last updated 11/12/2007