Allen, Keith Dobson, Jr., CW2

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 2
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100E-Attack Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 100E, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Chief Warrant Officer 2



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Home State
Maine
Maine
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westfield, ME
Last Address
Westfield, ME

Casualty Date
Apr 13, 1969
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Giang (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Marshall Cemetery - Westfield, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 070

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 100E, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1968-1969, 100E, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


CWO Keith D. Allen Jr.'s last mission: Accident Summary: THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER WHO WAS FLYING AS WINGMAN FOR THE STRICKEN AIRCRAFT AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH, MET THE BOARD MEMBERS AT 'A' TROOP MAINTENANCE AREA. IT WAS LEARNED FROM QUESTIONING THE AC THAT THE TWO COBRAS HAD TAKEN OFF FROM CHI LANG, WHERE THEY HAD LANDED FOR REFUELING, AND HAD FLOWN APPROXIMATELY 45 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST. THE WEATHER WAS GOOD, BUT VISIBILITY WAS RESTRICTED TO 14 TO 12 MILE BY SMOKE. THE TWO AIRCRAFT WERE FLYING AT APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET OF ALTITUDE AND 110-115 KNOTS AIRSPEED, ENROUTE TO THE AREA OF OPERATIONS TO RELIEVE ANOTHER WEAPONS TEAM ON STATION WHEN THE MAIN ROTOR SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT, THE UPPER PART OF THE TRANSMISSION CAME OFF, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A SLIGHTLY NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AND EXPLODED ON IMPACT. THE MAIN ROTOR HEAD AND BLADES WERE ON THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY FIFTY FEET TO THE LEFT AND REAR OF THE POINT WHERE THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED. THE UPPER PART OF THE TRANSMISSION WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FLIGHT PATH, APPROXIMATELY FIFTY FEET. THE CRASH TOOK THE LIVES OF CWO KEITH D. ALLEN JR. AND WO WILFRED F. SCHMIDT JR

   
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