Phipps, Leonard Morris, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N10-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 67N10, 13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Specialist 4



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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Renton
Last Address
Renton

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ba Xugen (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery - Renton, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 011

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Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade13th Aviation Battalion/336th Assault Helicopter Company
  1967-1968, 67N10, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1967-1968, 67N10, 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


SP4 Phipps served with the 336th Assault Helicopter Company in Soc Trang, RVN.  His tour began on 5 April 1967.

He was a crewmen aboard a UH-1B (#62-02008). The aircraft was shot down by .50 cal 200 yards outside of the airfield perimeter at Soc Trang AAF.  Upon impact the rockets and ammunition burned and exploded.

Those killed were:
WO1 Michael L. Koskovich [AC]
WO1 Garry D. Sheppard [CP]
SP4 Donald T. Ewalt [G]
SP4 Leonard M. Phipps [CE]
   
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