and Walk of Honor
Tiffany West Park
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
KINSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
The Purple Heart
SP4 Rocky Pearson O'Ham entered the US Army from Kinston, North Carolina. He
served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77 Armor, 5th Mechanized Infantry Division in Vietnam from April 16, 1970 until he was
killed on May 8, 1970. He served as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. He died
at Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam from a hostile explosive device. His name is located at panel 10W, line 2 of the Vietnam
Memorial in Washington, D.C.
His awards include the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam
Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.