Kenneth Hershman

Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 13
National Memorial Panel / Row: East 4 / 109
Date of Birth: 16-Jul-1942
Neighborhood: Mount Airy
High School:
Street: Temple Road
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 29-Jan-1966
Province of Casualty:
Hershman left high school to enlist in the Army on his 17th birthday in July 1959. He served in Okinawa and began a tour of duty in Vietnam with Troop A of the 9th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airrnobile) in August 1965. The 23-year-old private first class, a light-weapons infantryman, died when hit by enemy fire on Jan. 29, 1966, while riding in a scout observation helicopter. Survivors include his parents and an 18-month-old daughter.