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Ranson, Rodney Kent

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Rodney Kent Ranson
PFC - Army - Selective Service 1st Cav Division (AMBL)
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on 11/18/48 From Salt Rock, West Virginia
His tour of duty began on 07/28/69
Casualty was on 11/20/69 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam
Hostile, Ground Casualty Gun, Small Arms Fire
Body was recovered. Religion: Protestant
Panel 16W - - Line 103

Addition Information:
Born 18 Nov 1948 at Huntington, Cabell Co., West Virginia, Book 13, page 185-A.
Son of Manford Kirby Ranson & Thelma Frances McCoy.
Graduation 1965 from Barboursville High School, Barboursville, WV.
Married Linda Sue Sexton in Ashland, Boyd Co., KY
Burial 01 Dec 1969 in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington, Cabell Co., WV, Sec. G, Sp. 95


Rodney Ranson, Killed near Cambodia

Salt Rock GI Dies 48 Hours After Birthday
    Pfs. Rodney K. Ranson of Salt Rock, who was killed in action last Thursday in Vietnam marked his 21st birthday only two days earlier the family reported Tuesday. The 1965 Barboursville High School graduate had been in Vietnam four months with the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Air Cavalry Division and was based in Tay Ninh Province near the Cambodian border.
   Son of Mr. and Mrs.  ___ Ranson of Barboursville, the soldier attended Marshall University before entering the Army last February.
   Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow, the former Linda Sexton of Salt Rock, whom he married in February; a sister, Mrs. W. Boyes of Lavalette and two brothers, Edward Eugene Ranson of Huntington and Manford Phillip Ranson of Barboursville.
   The body will be sent to Chapman's Mortuary.

The Herald-Dispatch, Unknown date 1969

Photo courtesy of Janice Eddy.
Cemetery photo submitted by Candie Freeman.

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