Kevin Edward TweedlePrivate First Class
B CO, 3RD BN, 506TH INF RGT, 101 ABN DIV
Army of the United States
07 November 1949 - 22 February 1969
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The database page for Kevin Edward Tweedle
Placed by a member of the Matagorda County Historical Commission.
Kevin and I were classmates at BCHS. He didn't have the opportunities most of us had, but he made up his mind to make the best of them. I will always remember the day he I saw him in uniform after basic. He was proud to have the job of machine gunner.
I will remember Kevin as a friend with a quick and lasting smile, a guy who would do anything for you (and with you) and a man who wanted to do the best for his family that he could.
Kevin, you are not a forgotten man.
From a friend,
A Note from The Virtual Wall"22 FEB 1969: Enemy Launches All Out Attack on LZ Betty.
At 0200 hours (2:00 a.m.), the enemy launches an all-out mortar, rocket and sapper attack on TF 3-506 Base Camp, LZ Betty. Enemy sappers breach the defensive perimeter at Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company E (Combat Support) locations. Enemy B-40 rockets detonate a 4.2" ammunition bunker inside the 4.2" mortar section, which results in a destonation, and causes several Currahee casualties. The attack on LZ Betty resulted in two (sic) Currahees KIA and 29 WIA. One 4.2" mortar and 1200 rounds of 4.2" ammo were destroyed, and several buildings were also destroyed and/or damaged. Enemy losses are: 21 KIA, one POW, eight AK-47 Assault Rifles, one US cal. .45 pistol, 45 Chicom grenades, six satchel charges, seven Bangolore torpedoes, one B-40 rocket launcher and seven B-40 rockets captured. Three Currahees, Sgt. William John Allen, twenty-two years old, a native of Greenville, Michigan; Pfc. Kevin Edward Tweedle, nineteen years old, a native of Wharton, Texas; and Cpt. Gerald Wrazen, twenty-seven years old, a native of Buffalo, New York are killed during the attack."
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Nov 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009