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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Rodney Tomatsu Fukunaga
CPL Fukunaga died in Binh Duong, South Vietnam on 4/9/1969 during the Vietnam War as a member of Alpha Company . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Other Explosive Device'. Fukunaga originated from Hilo, Hawaii .
On April 09, 1969, at 0049 hours, the Company A night perimeter in the Ho Bo Woods at XT 589294 received some RPG fire. At 0052 hours, one company mortar track was hit and burned out of control. That morning after first light, a graves registration team and an explosives ordinance disposal team was flown to the Company A perimeter to extract two dead Bobcats from the inside of the burned mortar track.