Portwood, James, Jr., CPL

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67A, 116th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1969 - 1970
Corporal



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1947
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CW2 Phillip M. Kemp (Mike) to remember Portwood, James, Jr., CPL.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lexington
Last Address
Lexington

Casualty Date
May 14, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 043

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviation Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
12th Aviation Group1st Aviation Brigade212th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67A, 12th Aviation Group
  1969-1970, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67A, 212th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 67A, 116th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 24, 2012, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Started Tour:  09/03/1969

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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-16205

Total flight hours at this point: 00000917
Date: 05/14/1970
Incident number: 70051414.KIA
Cambodia
UTM grid coordinates: WT963695
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated:
Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )


Crew Members:

P WO1 CHASIN STEPHEN C KIA
P WO1SMITH JACK RUSSELL KIA
CE SP5 SERNA HERMAN KIA
G CPL PORTWOOD JAMES JR KIA

This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

 


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Date posted on this site: 07/20/2010

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Note from Page Admin: 

Other sources reveal that the body was recovered.
However, no burial information can be found.

Also, Grade at Loss was E3 - Posthumous Promotion to Corporal


   
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