Kennith Marion Seward

Specialist Five
Army of the United States
28 May 1947 - 27 May 1969
Greeley, CO
Panel 23W Line 003

Combat Medic

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Ken Seward

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31 July 2003

Ken Seward was our platoon medic and then head medic from September 1968 until April 1969. After that I believe he went to S-5. He was out helping Charlie company 1/12th because their other medics were either wounded or killed.

From a friend,
David Nelis

6 Apr 2004

I served in the 1st of the 12th Infantry in 1969-70 and was there on 27 May 69. I knew him but not well. Another medic who served with him was my best friend at the time. He was hit by a B40 and SSG Hinkle was the sergeant in charge of the aid station. I want to know his name because I have completely blocked it out. If anyone can help please comtact me.

Shelby Taylor

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Specialist 5 Kennith M. Seward was on his second tour in Vietnam. He was with the 71st Evacuation Hospital, 44th Medical Group, in 1966, then rotated to a tour in Germany. He returned to Vietnam in September 1968 as a field medic assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry.

1/12 Infantry lost eight men on 27 May 1969, including the Battalion Commanding Officer:

  • LTC Robert H. Carter, Morganton, NC, HQ & HQ Co
  • SSG James P. Francis, Napa, CA, C Company
  • SP5 Kennith M. Seward, Greeley, CO, HQ & HQ Co
  • CPL Gary C. Fassel, Buffalo, NY, C Company
  • CPL Keith E. Gibson, Grand Rapids, MI, C Company
  • CPL Garey L. Grubbs, Torrance, CA, C Company
  • SP4 Harold J. Warmsley, Dallas, TX, C Company
  • PFC Matthew T. Lozano, San Antonio, TX, C Company

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