Perkins, Allen Dean, 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
1969-1969, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1966 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Linn
Last Address
West Linn

Casualty Date
Nov 24, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mountain View Cemetery - Oregon City, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16W 118

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade

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Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1969, 100B, 12th Aviation Group
  1969-1969, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1969, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

WO1 Allen Perkins was a 22 year old U.S. Army Soldier who was killed while serving during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the 118th Assault Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade.  He had served in Vietnam for nine months.

On the morning of 24 Nov 1969 eight Hueys from the 118th Assault Helicopter Company departed Spartan Heliport enroute Xuan Loc to support an air assault by elements of the 199th Infantry Brigade. As the flight passed north of Plantation Airfield, about 6 kilometers east-northeast of Bien Hoa, the number two aircraft's main rotor struck that of the lead aircraft. The rotor strike proved catastrophic for UH-1D tail number 65-12863; its rotor and transmission separated from the aircraft and it crashed and burned. Although the only passenger aboard leaped from the aircraft immediately before ground impact, four aircrewmen were killed in the incident:

WO Allen D. Perkins, West Linn, OR, pilot;
WO Charles J. Armstrong, Lutherville, MD, copilot;
SP4 Raul R. Barrera, Newark, CA, crew chief; and
SP4 Michael F. Gonzales, Glenwood Springs, CO, gunner.

The pilot of the second Huey was able to retain marginal control of his aircraft and crash-landed without significant injury to the crew.

WO1 Perkins is buried at Mt. View Cemetery, Oregon City,Oregon - Plot: Section C, Blk 1, Lot 22, Grave A.




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