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March 1, 2012

Meet the Men of Bravo!–Ken Korkow

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In today’s post, we introduce former Marine, Ken Korkow.

Ken Korkow, United States Marine

I was 20 when I arrived at Khe Sanh and 120 when I left – but had not celebrated another ‘birthday’ while in country.

I enlisted from Blunt, South Dakota – where I was in the top 10 of my high school class (because there were only 8 in my class).

At Khe Sanh, I volunteered for nighttime ambush duty, was temporarily in charge of the Bravo 1/26 3.5 rocket section, was 60 Mortar Section Leader (my MOS), was designated as ‘protestant lay leader’ by Ben Long, stole firearms and ammo from Graves & Registration, stole socks and food from the supply tent. I killed, hated, cried – until I vowed to never have friends or feelings again.

Now – I understand God doesn’t waste pain – and my wife and I share the life-changing message of new life in Jesus Christ with business and military men and women. What we have learned gives us insight into some of what others have experienced – plus gives us the credibility to have some degree of access into their private lives. To accomplish this – I personally must stay very close to my Lord – otherwise I can easily revert to my old ways.

Ken Korkow

Ken Korkow was wounded in combat at Khe Sanh and received the Navy Cross, the nation’s second highest award for combat valor. The Governor of South Dakota named a special day in his honor – as South Dakota’s most highly decorated Viet Nam veteran.

With degrees in Agri-Economics and Business Administration, Ken’s career path led him to where he is today, the Regional Director of Christian Business Men’s Committee USA Heartland, serving Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.

He is a former member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association; former president, Central South Dakota Board of Realtors; and former president, North and South Dakota Farm and Land Institute.

  1. Mr. Ken Korkow should be in the next addition of ” Men Aflame ” to be published by CBMC. His story is one of a Christain Soldier, trained in combat to serve Jesus. He knows what love is, and is willing to share that love he found. God Bless him and his family, friends, and faith.

    Comment by Don Brewer — October 1, 2012 @ 5:29 am
  2. Hi, I was 2/1 1st. Marines 68 Tet Offence. We came from Con Thien then last out of Khe Sahn. Last man on last chopper out. The base looked like a plowed field. Semper Fi brother.

    Comment by Wlliam LaTour — November 16, 2023 @ 4:38 pm
  3. Hi, I was 2/1 1st.Marines. Jan 68 at Con Thien then we finished at Khe Sahn. We destroyed the base.

    Comment by Wlliam LaTour — November 22, 2023 @ 10:25 am
  4. We destroyed Khe Sahn. I was the last man on the last chopper out. The base from the air looked like a plowed field.

    Comment by Wlliam LaTour — November 22, 2023 @ 10:27 am

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