Hurston, Horatio William, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Medical Service Corps
Last Primary MOS
3506-Field Medical Assistant
Last MOS Group
Medical Service Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Medical Service Corps

First Lieutenant



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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Aug 14, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Westlawn Cemetery - Wayne, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19W 039

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Combat Medical 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
27th Infantry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1969, 3506, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1969, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Horatio is buried at Westlawn Cemetery, Detroit,MI. BSM ARCOM-OLC PH
   
Comments/Citation
Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-19531
The Army purchased this helicopter 1168
Total flight hours at this point: 00000668
Date: 08/14/1969
Incident number: 69081444.KIA
Unit: A/25 AVN 25 INF
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Recon mission for Unarmed Recon , Infra-red.
While in Operations Area this helicopter was in Orbit at UNK feet and 075 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: XT475107
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (57MMRPG)
causing an Explosion.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 07 DOI . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Burned
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CASRP, CRAFX, BDART (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. Battle Damage Assessment and Reporting Team Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC 1LT ELSON JEFFREY CHARLES KIA
P WO1 GRANT MELVIN LEE KIA
CE SP4 KILWINE RICHARD JAMES KIA
G SGT APODACA JACK MICHAEL KIA
G CPL WILFONG GIL STEVENS KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:
SP4 HIEMENZ JAMES BORLAND, AR, OB, KIA
1LT HURSTON HORATIO WILLIAM, MS, PX, KIA

HHC, 1ST BN, 27TH INFANTRY, 25TH INF DIV, USARV
   
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