Kleppin, Kenneth Thomas, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67N10, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Milwaukee, WI
Last Address
Milwaukee, WI

Casualty Date
Jan 08, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kien Phong
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Wood National Cemetery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 013 / Sec. 43, Row 8

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Aviation Badge (Basic)


 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade164th Aviation Group214th Aviation Battalion114th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67N10, 164th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 67N10, 214th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67N10, 114th Assault Helicopter Company
 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
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 04, 2000, Burial Site2
  Sep 16, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-16871
Total flight hours at this poiDate: 01/08/1970
Incident number: 70010808.KIA
UTM grid coordinates: WS620588
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )

Summary: Crashed in the Mekong River.


Crew Members:

G SP4 BARNES WILLIAM EDWARD KIA
CE SP5 KLEPPIN KENNETH THOMAS KIA    (CE = Crew Chief)
P WO1
BUTCHER GALE W JR KIA
AC CW2
BROWN STEVEN MERLE KIA

Passengers and/or other participants:

2LT COLE WAYNE MICHAEL, AR, PX, KIA
CPT COPPERNOLL DAVID WILLIAM, AR, PX, KIA
MSG RAPPAPORT HAROLD KENNETH, AR, PX, KIA
EM1 MITCHELL JAMES CARROLL JR, NA, PX, KIA

 


 

   
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