Helicopter or incident 69-15557

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
Date: 01/07/71
Incident number: 71010726.KIA
Unit: 2 BDE 25 INF
South Vietnam
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

Crew Members:

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
SSN: 259704910
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
Race: Caucasian
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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