Koskovich, Michael L., WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 100B, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hayfield
Last Address
Hayfield

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ba Xugen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 008

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1st Aviation Brigade


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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
  1967-1968, 100B, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
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You are not Forgotten
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You are not Forgotten

 
 
 
You are not Forgotten

 
 
  Mike Koskovich and Garry Shepphard- T-Birds Forever
Posted for: MICHAEL L KOSKOVICH:
During the 1968 Post-Tet Battle of Soc Trang, Ba Xuyen Province, just south of Soc Trang Army Airfield, Mike and Garry had their B-model gunship working over a tree line from which hostile fire was coming. As courageous as they always were, these two brave members of the Thunderbirds Gunship Platoon, 336th Assault Helicopter Company, got down to where the fire was coming from and neutralized it. As they accomplished this action, their helicopter was hit and we then lost two of the finest Warrant Officers that ever wore the insignia of that rank. We had no U.S. line units at the airfield, so we organized a provisional company of mechanics, cooks, signalmen, and anyone else who could carry a rifle, to recover our downed comrades.

I remember you guys as if it was yesterday. You both were the very best. I was so proud that evening when you made me an honorary T-Bird, I'm privileged and humbled that I was blessed to know you both. May God Bless You Always and May You Rest In Peace Forever.
Posted by: Joel Leson, Colonel, US Army, Retired
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Relationship: We served together
Saturday, May 25, 2002
 We remember
Posted for: MICHAEL L KOSKOVICH:
Michael is buried at Ft Snelling Nat Cem.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com
Relationship:
Friday, December 10, 2004
 
 

Helicopter UH-1B 62-02008

 

Short Summary: Just off Soc Trang to support gound troops just outside wire. Hit on second pass, crashed and exploded. Garry D. Sheppard was pilot.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B tail number 62-02008
The Army purchased this helicopter 0563
Total flight hours at this point: 00002697
Date: 02/18/1968
Incident number: 68021888.KIA
Unit: 336 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (12.7MM)
causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 04 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, UH1P3, 04910 (Operations Report. )
Summary: Sources indicate this was the 336th AHC UH-1B lost just outside of Soc Trang with the entire crew.
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 KOSKOVICH MICHAEL L KIA
P WO1 SHEPPARD GARRY DAYMON KIA
CE SP4 PHIPPS LEONARD MORRIS KIA
CE SP4 EWALT DONALD THOMAS KIA

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