Brown, Kenneth Lavern, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67A, 191st Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Scott
Last Address
Ft Scott

Casualty Date
Nov 02, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Giang (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Evergreen Cemetery - Fort Scott, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 034

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade191st Aviation Company (AHC)
  1969-1970, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67A, 191st Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-15219
The Army purchased this helicopter 0967
Total flight hours at this point: 00002635
Date: 11/02/1970
Incident number: 701102021ACD Accident case number: 701102021 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 191 AHC
The station for this helicopter was Can-Tho in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS128016
Number killed in accident = 4 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 436015
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC CW2 ORRICO JOHN THOMAS KIA
P WO1 CAMPBELL DOUGLAS JOHN KIA
CE SP5 BROWN KENNETH LAVERN KIA
G SP5 MALONEY OSCAR KIA


Accident Summary:

 AT 0650, 2 NOVEMBER 1970, AIRCRAFT UH-1C, SN 66-15219, WITH THE ABOVE CREW TOOK OFF FROM RACH GIA SHORT STRIP HEADING FOR THE RACH SOI AIRFIELD TO REFUEL. AFTER MAKING A RIGHT TURN OUT OF TRAFFIC AND LEVELLING OFF AT 500 FEET THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER AND CRASHED INTO THE GROUND EXPLODING ON IMPACT. THE TRAIL GUNSHIP WHICH WAS FOLLOWING BEHIND AT THE TIME, CIRCLED THE AREA LOOKING FOR ANY POSSIBLE SURVIVORS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED AND THE CREW LOST.\\

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

   
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