Information on U.S. Army helicopter
UH-1H tail number 69-15557
The Army purchased this helicopter 0770
Total flight hours at this point: 00000198
Incident number: 71010726.KIA
Unit: 2 BDE 25 INF
UTM grid coordinates: YS478910
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory
P 1LT RUSHING KENNETH ROGER KIA (Photo)
This record was last updated on 05/25/98
The following is crew member information for this incident:
Name: 1LT Kenneth Roger Rushing
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/07/71 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 08/19/46
Home City: Baxley, GA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-42/69-40
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-032
Short Summary: Hit by RPG near Xuan Loc while getting flight time w/Roy Gibson 25 INF 2 BDE. He was liasion officer to Xuan Loc from Bien Hoa.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15557
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/29/70
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Relgion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/17/93
The following is Goldbook information on US Army helicopter
UH-1H tail number 69-15557
It is provided here as an ESTIMATE of the history of this helicopter and is not intended to be the final authority.
This helicopter was purchased by the US Army in 0770.
Please provide any additional information on this helicopter to the VHPA.
DATE FLT HRS UIC UNIT AREA POST COUNTRY 7007 0 0 W0Y6AA OS TO CONUS ITR CONUS AVCOMITR 7008 1 1 WHB1AA 166 TRANS CO VIETNAM RVN 7009 47 48 WALZA0 TRPA 25AVBN25IN VIETNAM RVN 7010 47 95 WALZA0 TRPA 25AVBN25IN VIETNAM RVN 7011 0 95 3194 AVN SEC EBD 6TH ARMY FORT ORD CBTDVCOM 7012 103 198 WAL1AA HHC 2BDE 25INF VIETNAM RVN 7101 0 198 WAL1AA HHC 2ND BDE VIETNAM RVN
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