Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division

McKinney’s squad was conducting a squad-size patrol against the Viet Cong forces in Quang Nam Province. While moving along a trail in search of the enemy, the squad was suddenly taken under a murderous volume of small-arms, hand grenade and 40 millimeter grenade fire. The heavy volume of fire rained in from three sides. PFc. McKinney was killed in action along with eight of his fellow Marines.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1947
  • Date of death: 8 April 1967
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Middle Panel
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