Simon, Vincent (P3, C2, L13)
Second Lieutenant Vincent Simon, 30, of Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, died on 15 September 1984 at Fort Knox, Kentucky in the line of duty while on inactive duty for training (IDT). He was a member of Battery C, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery based in Monticello. He died from injuries he received when the military vehicle, an M-151 ¼ ton "Jeep" he was operating was involved in an accident. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and was a Civil Engineer in his civilian life with J. N. Gray Construction Company in Glasgow. He joined the U. S. Army in 1972 after high school and rose to the rank of Specialist 5 before leaving the Army and joining the Kentucky Army National Guard in December 1975. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He graduated the Boone Raiders course in 1983 and graduated from the Kentucky Military Academy's Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 8 July 1984, just a few weeks before his death. His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development with 3 device; Army Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Kentucky Commendation Medal and Kentucky Service Medal.