Phillip R. Venekamp, Vietnam War CasualtyPorter County Data on Vietnam War Casualties . . . .

Phillip Robert Venekamp
Sergeant, B Company, 8th Infantry, 1st Battalion
Date of Birth: March 27, 1944
Date of Death: June 18, 1967
Cause of Death: Died While Missing, multiple fragment wounds
Hometown: Valparaiso
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Panel 22 East, Row 8

Newspaper Notices:

Dies In Vietnam

A 1962 graduate of Liberty Township High school has been reported killed in action in Vietnam. Reported killed was Sgt. Phillip R. Venekamp, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Venekamp, MR 31, Box 340.

He was born March 27, 1944 in Chicago. In the Armed Service two years, Venekamp had been in Vietnam since October.

Bartholomew Funeral home will be in charge of arrangements, pending arrival of the body.

Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Richard, of Valparaiso; one sister, Mrs. Dan Barnard, who resides with her parents; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Mack of Rensselaer, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bowman of Wheatfield.

Official notification of the death was received by Mr. and Mrs. Venekamp today. The Venekamps had received earlier notification that Phillip was missing in action on May 18.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; June 21, 1967; Volume 40, Number 267, Page 1, Column 5

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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