Kenneth Clarence Stommes

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class
H&S CO, 1ST BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Navy
03 March 1947 - 27 October 1967
Cold Spring, Minnesota
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3RD MARDIV

4TH MARINES
Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Kenneth Clarence Stommes

19 Aug 2004

Kenny and I went to high school together at Cold Spring, MN.
I was still in the Army when he died. I want him to be remembered for the sacrifice he made. I know his family misses him every day.

Bill Johnson
US Army 1965-68

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Petty Officer Kenneth Stommes was assigned to the Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, but his duties would have been with the Battalion Aid Station or in the field with one of the rifle companies. On 27 Oct 1967, the 1/4 Marines were heavily engaged and each of the four rifle companies lost men killed in action - 1 from Alpha, 7 from Bravo, 2 from Charlie, 4 from Delta. We don't know which company Petty Officer Stommes was with.

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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