Peters, Kenneth Walter, WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Warrant Officer (pre-2004)
Last Primary MOS
062B-Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 175th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Warrant Officer (pre-2004)

Warrant Officer 1


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia
Last Address
Philadelphia

Casualty Date
Jan 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Phong Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Philadelphia National Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
34W 034

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1st Aviation Brigade


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
13th Aviation Battalion164th Aviation Group175th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1968-1969, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1968-1969, 164th Aviation Group
  1968-1969, 175th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  1963-1967, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Peters was interred in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania,  Plot: Section Q Site 321A,
   
Comments/Citation
 
 

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Brother Viet Vet
The 1963 graduate of Olney High School studied at Pennsylvania State University for three years before enlisting in the Army in July 1967 and becoming a helicopter pilot. The 23-year-old warrant officer was assigned to the 175th Aviation Company in Bin Long, Vietnam. He died on January 18, 1969, when a helicopter he was flying was hit by small arms fire. Survivors included his wife, parents and two sisters. Kenneth lived on North Fairhill Street in the Olney Section of Philadelphia. Source: Philadelphia Daily News 10/26/1987
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
 
  birthday
Posted for: KENNETH WALTER PETERS:
Happy Birthday,Kenny!

There are so many memories of our wonderful childhood spent together that linger to this day: week-long monopoly games in the summer, .25 Saturday matinees at the movies, biking with all our neighborhood friends, secret notes sent by a string pulley from our bedrooms between our houses, our exploring together in the woods, winter snowball fights; and all the laughter and fun times that we shared.

We never thought that our playing war would someday be a reality for one of us. Throwing dirt bombs didn't prepare you for Vietnam and playing dead was only meant to be fun.

My going to college and your going in the Army separated us but I thought that we would have the future to reacquaint and grow together but you never came back. And I have that emptiness inside of me not knowing the Kenny who grew beyond the childhood and high school years.

I miss you and our wonderful times.

See you soon, good buddy!

Love,

Bruce

P.S. I hope that one of your sisters reading this or one of our childhood friends will get in touch with me.
Posted by: Bruce Zehnle
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Relationship: We grew up together
Saturday, September 14, 2002
 
  Four Area Soldiers Killed in Viet Action
Posted for: KENNETH WALTER PETERS:
Four Area Soldiers Killed in Viet Action

Army Warrant Officer Kenneth W. Peters, 23, of 6114 N. Fairhill st.

RESCUERS AT SCENE

Peters was listed as missing on January 18 when his helicopter was shot down. He was subsequently reported killed in action on January 20 after a rescue team reached the crash scene.
A graduate of Olney High School in 1963, Peters attended Penn State University for three years before enlisting in the Army. He was sent to Vietnam last October and kept a diary of his experiences which was illustrated with photographs he took.
Peters is survived by his wife, Judith; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Peters; and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Ann McCann and Joan Peters.

Article appeared in part in The Philadelphia Inquirer on January 25, 1969. The other three men mentioned in the article were Army PFC's Tyrone M. Wright of Philadelphia and Gerald L. Habecker of Rothsville, PA and Marine LCPL Daniel P. Gallagher of Philadelphia.
Posted by: Jim McIlhenney
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Relationship: Native Philadelphian & VietVet
Thursday, August 21, 2003
  We Remember
Posted for: KENNETH WALTER PETERS:
Kenneth is buried at Philadelphia Nat Cem.
Posted by: Robert Sage
Email: rsage@austin.rr.com
Relationship:
Thursday, February 17, 2005
 

Helicopter UH-1H 66-17077


Short Summary: Hit by small arms fire.

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 66-17077
The Army purchased this helicopter 1267
Total flight hours at this point: 00001224
Date: 01/18/1969
Incident number: 69011828.KIA
Unit: 175 AHC
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: WS822073
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 ELLINGSON JAMES EARL KIA
P WO1 PETERS KENNETH WALTER KIA
CE SP5 WILLIAMS DAVID JR KIA
G SP4 BARTLETT JOHN REX KIA

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