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Private First Class Robert J. McKenna | United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Private First Class

Robert J. McKenna

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 22, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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PFC Robert McKenna was shot and killed while attempting to stop two men from leaving Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Unbeknownst to PFC McKenna, the two suspects had robbed a local bar and fired shots earlier in the night. The two men entered the installation to buy ice and when they attempted to exit through the gate PFC McKenna noticed handguns inside the vehicle. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and shot him in the face. One of the suspects was sentenced to life and the other was sentenced to 25 years.

The gate where PFC McKenna was murdered was later renamed the McKenna Gate.

PFC McKenna had served with the agency for one year and had previously served with the United States Army assigned to the 140th MP Company at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was survived by his parents and 16 brothers and sisters.

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MESSAGE TO DAN OCONNOR ;


I WENT TO MP SCHOOL (95B10) AT FT GORDON GA.
I WAS ON B-12-4 COMPANY
MY GRADUATION DATE WAS 02 APR 71...

MPC CPT WAS ARCHIE W. ROTH JR
CO COMMANDER ...CPT R.A. O'NEAL
FIRST SERGEANT... R.A. WILES
MESS SERGEANT ....SFC A.R. CHAFFEE
TRAINING NCO .......SFC J.E. GREAVES

& TO ANY ONE OUTHERE...
I WOULD LIKE TO GET A COPY OF THE YEARBOOK..

THANKS FOR TAKING CARE....... CARLOS R. TIRADO

SP4 TIRADO
RETIRED ENGINEER PR TEL CO.
March 18, 2016

 

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