Brinson, Hubert Franklin, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1981, 162nd Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1965 - 1970



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Casualty Date
Jan 05, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Phong Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

1969 - 214TH CAB;  

Status: Killed In Action  while performing the duty of Pilot.

Flight class: 69-4/68-44

Short Summary: Frank was hit in the throat by a single round while covering a defoliation mission. Died before the crew could get him medical help.

Aircraft: UH-1C

Call sign: Copperhead 36

Started Tour: 05/06/1969

married male U.S. citizen

Race: Caucasian

Religion: Baptist - other groups

This record was last updated on 11/27/1997

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Date posted on this site: 07/20/2010

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The following statement is copied from the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Assoc. ( History Of The 162nd Aviation Co. (Assault) by Stan Gause 

On January 5th a Copperhead fire team was providing gun cover for a slick spraying Agent

Orange along a canal near an ARVN compound west of Vinh Long. The slick began

receiving fire and the Copperheads started a gun run. Cpt Frank H. Brinson, the gun

platoon leader, was almost immediately hit in the throat by a round that severed a main

artery. The pilot, WO Allen Neher, took over and headed for the hospital at Vinh Long

using every ounce of torque he could pull while the CE and gunner tried to give Cpt

Brinson first aid. He by-passed the helipad, flew underneath some power lines and right

up to the back door of the Emergency Room. Unfortunately, they could not stop the

bleeding and Cpt Brinson died before they made it to the hospital. WO Neher had flown

the C model so hard that he overheated the engine and it had to be changed.


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 Unit Assignments
Staff and Faculty Battalion, Primary Helicopter Center and SchoolU.S. Army214th Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade
164th Aviation Group13th Aviation Battalion
  1965-1966, 6, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1968-1968, Staff and Faculty Battalion, Primary Helicopter Center and School
  1968-1969, Aviation Officers' Advance Course
  1969-1969, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 1981, 164th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 1981, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 1981, 162nd Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
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