A member of B Battery, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, SP4 Lynley Lee Rash was born on Thursday,
February 12, 1948. He was killed in action on Sunday, May 5, 1968 in the Province of Pleiku, South Vietnam.
He was single, and from Longview, Washington.
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His Family Mourns His Loss
His Comrades Honor Him
Specialist Rash was born in Kearney, Nebraska, and around 1951 the family moved to Longview, Washington, where he attended elementary school and the R.A. Long High School. He enlisted in the Army on November 3, 1966. Basic training was at Fort Lewis, Washington. Advanced Individual Training in his Military Occupational Specialty was provided at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. With just over 100 days remaining on his tour, he was killed in action when enemy forces attacked his convoy with small arms fire.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Rash of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Mrs. Dixie Sayles of Anchorage, Alaska; maternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Berkheimer of Miller, Nebraska; and his paternal grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Rash of Kearney, Nebraska.
Full military services were held at the McVickers Chapel on th Hill in Kelso, Washington. Internment was at the Longview Memorial Park in Longview, Washington.
Contributed by Jon Aldridge.