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Kerry Taylor

 

Date and Place of Birth: April 25, 1950 Hibbing, MN
Date and Place of Death:    January 21, 1970 Long Khanh, South Vietnam
Baseball Experience: Minor League
Position: Third Base/Second Base
Rank: Specialist Four
Military Unit: C Company, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade US Army
Area Served: Vietnam

Kerry "Yoyo" L. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max L. Taylor, was born on April 25, 1950, in Hibbing, Minnesota. He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1968, and played minor league baseball with the Gulf Coast League Twins that summer. In 18 games at third base and second base, Taylor batted .125, before entering military service with the Army in July.

On January 21, 1970, while stationed at Long Khanh in Vietnam, S/4 Taylor was killed when ammunition exploded while he was helping unload it.

Thanks to Astrid van Erp, for help with photos for this biography.

Date added July 30, 2017

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