STAFF SERGEANT Kenneth Leroy Cunningham

21 January 1948–3 October 1969 (Age 21)
Ellery, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Kenneth Leroy

When STAFF SERGEANT Kenneth Leroy Cunningham was born on 21 January 1948, in Ellery, Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Arthur Neal Cunningham, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Ruth Mann, was 29. He registered for military service in 1978. He died on 3 October 1969, in Kon Tum, Vietnam, at the age of 21, and was buried in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Arthur Neal Cunningham
Margaret Ruth Mann
STAFF SERGEANT Kenneth Leroy Cunningham

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World Events (8)

1949 · NATO is Established
Age 1
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.
Age 6
French surrender at Dien Bien Phu.
Age 7
Republic of Vietnam established with Diem its first president.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a district in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180 , and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227 , represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.2 Irish: surname adopted from Scottish by bearers of Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader’, ‘chief’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Kenneth Leroy Cunningham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kenneth Leroy Cunningham, "United States Casualties of the Vietnam War, 1956-1998"

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