Specialist Four Ronny Kay
Oct 21, 1946 - Dec 14, 1967
© Billy M Brown
© Mary Kirby
Obit & information posted by: Jo Aguirre
Ronny was born Oct. 21, 1946 in Muskogee to Earl William and Ruth Casey Kindred. He was killed Thursday December 14, 1967, while on an active assault mission over north Vietnam. Ronny had eight months combat duty in Vietnam as a door-gunner on a helicopter. He was attached to the helicopter division of the U.S. Army and had only two months more to serve before he would have been discharged following a two year stint in the armed forces.
He attended Checotah schools where he
was active in athletics and was a member of the Future Farmers of
America. He is also a member of the First Baptist Church. He
attended Prairie View grade school.
He is survived by his parents, a brother, Rocky of the home, two sisters, Mrs. Janice Brewer of Tulsa and Vicki Kindred of the home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Kindred and Mrs. Elsie Casey of Morris.
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Home of Record: Checotah, OK
Date of Birth: 10/21/1946
Service: Army of the United States
Rank & Grade at Loss:
Promotion Note: Specialist Four E4
MOS or Specialty: 11B20 Infantryman
Length of Service: 01
Unit: 140th AHC, 214th Avn Bn, 12th Avn Group, 1st Aviation Bde, USARV
Start Tour: 05/22/1967
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Binh Thuan Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty: Helicopter - Crew
Type casualty: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty detail: Air loss or crash over land
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