IN MEMORIAM
Brian Robert Koehn, Sgt, U. S. Army

December 30, 1950 - January 4, 1971
USMC
Vietnam Campaign Medals



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Brian Robert Koehn
"Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
~ John 15:13
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This Memorial to Brian Robert Koehn was put on this site as a token of my esteem and friendship for my old Roommate and friend.. we didn't have enough time together to really forge a lasting friendship, and he wasn't on this earth long enough to allow us time in the future.

"Brian was my Roommate and close friend 1969-1970, where we lived in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. He had recently left his home to be a "Free Bird" We had only about six months together, but those six months were some pretty awesome times - Brian loved to party and we did a good share of that during those short months.

In 1970, Brian wanted to join the Army to show his patriotism and because he didn't like what was happening in Vietnam, he thought he could make a difference in the war.

After several months in Basic Training in Ft. Leonardwood, MO, he received orders to Vietnam.

Brian didn't have a chance to make much of a difference in the War because 17 days after arriving in country, his hooch was hit by an incoming mortar which took his life.

Brian was a fun-loving, sweet kid and was loved by everyone who knew him. An only child of Robert and Dorothy Koehn of Campbellsport, Wisconsin.

HIs death caused both of his parents great sorrow and because of their broken hearts, they soon joined Brian. His death left a trail of sorrow that many walked on in those days.

This Memorial is to keep the Memory of Brian Robert Koehn alive. Brian, buddy, you will never be forgotten by those who knew you and called you their friend; I know for certain, you will never be forgotten by me.."

~ Ken Jaccard, Winchester, Tennessee, formerly of Campbellsport, Wisconisn
April 14, 2006

If you were a friend or classmate of Brian's and have a good-quality Photograph of him, especially in his Uniform or Class Picture, please notify the Webmaster that you would like to remember Brian in a Special Way by contributing his photo to this Memorial.

Thanks,
Ken 'Jake' Jaccard,
Web Yeoman,
U.S.S. Hancock CV/CVA-19 Memorial

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A Warrior's Affirmation

9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam Era (Aug 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975) and 2,594,000 served in the country of Vietnam and where  more than 58,202 never returned home. Brian was one of them. See the Vietnam Statistics Page for more details

Wall Database Information as supplied by The Vietnam Casualty Search Page

SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
USARV
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 30, 1950
From CAMPBELLSPORT, WISCONSIN
His tour of duty began on Dec 18, 1970
Casualty was on Jan 04, 1971
in TAY NINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
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