Wilbur Linwood Kohr


US Army Insignia

United States Army

PFC Insignia - Army

Private First Class

2nd Battalion - 502nd Infantry Regiment  502nd Infantry Patch  101st Airborne Division Patch  United States Army-Vietnam Patch
Company C, 2nd Battalion
 502nd Infantry Regiment
 101st Airborne Division
United States Army-Vietnam



Combat Infantryman Badge

Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Fell January 2, 1967

Wilbur was born on the 7th of January, 1947 to John and Sallie Deavan Kohn of Fredericksburg.  He grew up in that area and graduated from Northen Lebanon High School (NORLEBCO) in the Class of 1964.  Wilbur was an Industrial Arts student and was on the track team.  He and his family members were employed raising chickens for the (then) C. F. Manbeck poultry precessing firm of Fredericksburg.

He enlisted in the Army on the 15th of December, 1965.  After receiving his training he reported for duty in Vietnam on the 11th of July, 1966.  Wilbur was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.  He fell when he was hit by small arms fire while on perimeter guard duty at the Army base at Kontum.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

Besides his parents he was survived by a brother, Kenton.

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