Company A 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Army - PFC - E3
Date of Birth Dec 4, 1946
From: NEW YORK, NY
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Feb 8, 1967
Casualty was on Mar 14, 1967
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Panel 16E - Line 80
William Kuhne was killed in a
battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston,
at grid reference YA600587, approximately 26 kilometers west of Plei Djereng airfield.
PFC William Kuhne's decorations
William is also eligible to receive the
Conspicuous Service Cross
from the State of New York
I met Billy at a ranch in
upstate New York when we were just really kids. We dated for a
short time and then he was drafted.
After a few letters back and forth, I didn't hear anything from him and called a mutual friend.
He told me that Billy was killed in Viet Nam. I didn't know his family, and unfortunately never got to go to his memorial.
Billy was a terrific guy, happy all the time. We had a great time together, and he always could make me laugh, despite the fact
that it was a sad time in my life back then. I can still see him in my mind's eye, coming down my block from the train station,
with his Beatle haircut and Nehru jacket! So young and handsome. I was saddened by the loss of this sweet, happy guy,
and regret he never had a chance to live his life. It saddens me still. I know had he lived, Billy would have lived life well.
Rest in peace, Billy.
Elayne Albanese McKenna
Photo of William Kuhne courtesy of David Olsen Trp A 3rd Sq 4th Cav 25th ID
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