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Ronald Joseph Kovach

War: Viet Nam
Service Dates: May 1968–Nov. 1969
Branch: United States Army
Unit: 93rd Military Police Bettalion
Service Locations: 
Fort Knox, KY
Fort Gordon, GA
Viet Nam
Highest Rank: Specialist 4th Class
Medals/Special Service Awards: 
Purple Heart
Birth Year: 1947
Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio


Mr. Kovach also provided the following information about his military service:

We were assigned to clear a road of land mines in the mornings to ensure that convoys could proceed safely. After the mines were cleared, convoys were picked up and escorted from Pt. A to Pt. B. During one morning detail, however, we discovered booby traps and thought we had exploded them all with plastic explosives. Unfortunately, we did not realize some had not exploded until we passed and they exploded injuring my Lieutanant, myself and three of my fellow soldiers.

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