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Three Americans Including Army Captain Slain in Vietnam

Jan. 3, 1963 - Army Captain Kenneth Newall Good, 32, a military adviser to South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh Diem’s government, was one of three Americans killed Wednesday when Communist Viet Cong forces shot up a fleet of 14 helicopters 50 miles southwest of Saigon. Captain Good’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth J. Good of San Marino, Calif., said they had received a letter recently from their son in which he said he was to be transferred from Vietnam in mid-January. Captain Good was graduated by South Pasadena-San Marino High School and was a member of the West Point class of 1952. He had been in Vietnam the past six months instructing Vietnamese troops in the use of weapons. He also leaves his wife Barbara and three children who are currently living in Honolulu.


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