Becerra, Rudy Morales, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N30-UH-1 Team Chief
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67N30, 170th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Staff Sergeant



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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Richmond, TX
Last Address
Richmond, TX

Casualty Date
Mar 24, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Rosenberg, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 037

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
17th Aviation Group170th Aviation Company (AHC)52nd Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67N30, 17th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 67N30, 170th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 67N30, 52nd Aviation Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SP4 Becerra was the crew chief of a UH-1H (#68-15262) that was brought down by Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (RPG-7, 7.62MM) killing all crew and passengers. His remains were returned Apr 1995. He was then honored along with the rest of the crew at Arlington National Cemetery and interred at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rosenberg, Texas in 2001. Note: Group stone at Arlington National Cemetery
   
Comments/Citation


                                                     "Distinguished Flying Cross:

By direction of the President, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved 2 July 1926, a Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary heroism while participating in aerial flight is awarded posthumously to: Staff Sergeant Rudy M. Becerra (then Specialist Four) United States Army, for heroism on 24 March 1970, while a member of the 170th Aviation Company, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, Vietnam. This award is authorized under the provisions of paragraph 1-13, AR 672-5-1." Source:  http://www.army.mil/USAPA/epubs/pdf/go8030.pdf

  
   
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