June 4, 2023

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Family of Slain Vietnam Vet Ups Reward for Info

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David Lenox served two tours in Vietnam as a medic.

On February 27, Vietnam veteran David Lenox took his dog Snickers for a walk outside the Willow Creek Apartments in south Kansas City where he lived only to be shot and left for dead.

This story comes to us by way of 41 KSHB. In that Lenox’s death has no usable political meaning, the Kansas City Star has all but ignored it.

“There’s no information to connect this. There was no apparent struggle. There was no argument. There’s no reason at all to believe that this was a specific target; it appears to be a random event,” said Mike Lenox, David’s son.

Upon graduating from Southwest High School in 1968, Lenox enlisted in the United States Army. He served two tours in Vietnam as a medic. There he distinguished himself with exceptional service in support of counterinsurgency operations and earned the Army Commendation Medal.

After Vietnam, Lenox attended the University of Missouri where he received a Bachelors of Arts in Economics. While attending the University of Missouri,he met his future wife and mother of his two children, Judi Ann Muskopf.

Lenox had a distinguished career of over 30 years at the Social Security Administration. He had various roles of increasing responsibility, retiring as a District Manager of a Field Office in 2006.

On Thursday Lenox would have been 67-years-old. On that occasion, Mike and his sister Mindy upped the reward to $10,000.

“We miss our dad every day, and we won’t rest until we find whoever did this,” said Mike. Anyone with information is asked to call the KC Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.


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