Kenneth Peter West

Radarman 2nd Class
United States Navy
04 November 1944 - 22 June 1969
Butte, Montana
Panel 22W Line 114


TF 115
Navy Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Kenneth Peter West

13 Oct 2002

Kenneth P West
Photo courtesy of
Joe Muharsky's Swift Boat site


by another swift boat sailor,
Terry Boone
24 Nov 2002

Kenny, it's me, Fingers, and I love and miss you daily.

From his sister,
MaryJane West

17 Jun 2004

Bear, I love you, and always will! Not a day goes by that I don't remember our special time together!

I know we will meet again!

Sheryl (Tex)

From a close friend,
Sheryl Henderson
10418 Joaquin Dr, Dallas, Tx 75228

4 Apr 2005

The crew of the USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) Association express their sorrow for the loss of shipmate Ken West.

From a shipmate,
David Newham

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8) Association site contains the following information regarding Petty Officer West:
Division: OC Division
On-board: 01/65 - 01/68
Comments: Ken West left the MCCORMICK and went for swift boat training. He ended up on a swift boat in the Mekong Delta region in Viet Nam. He subsequently was in a firefight on the swift boat and was killed in action on June 22nd 1969. He was 25 years old. Ken West was a good person. He was fun to be around. He had a great sense of humor and he loved and lived his life to the fullest. He is a hero and he is missed.
With respect to the USS MCCORMICK Association, Petty Officer West was not killed in action but died in a non-hostile situation. The circumstances of his death in no way detract from his service in USS MCCORMICK or while in Vietnam.

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