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.

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