Roussell, Ralph S, Jr., WO1

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Last Rank
Warrant Officer 1
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
100B-Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1968 - 1970

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bogalusa, LA
Last Address
Bogalusa, LA

Casualty Date
Jun 05, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Ponemah Cemetery - Bogalusa, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09W 016

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
52nd Aviation Battalion/119th Assault Helicopter Company1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 100B, 52nd Aviation Battalion/119th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 100B, 52nd Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 100B, 1st Aviation Brigade
 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)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
WO1 Ralph Roussell was a 20 year old U.S. Army Soldier who was killed during the Vietnam War.  He was piloting a UH-1 (Huey) helicopter when it came under fire, was shot down, and then crashed into a stream.  Roussell had served in Vietnam for eight months with the 119th Assault Helicopter Company, 52nd Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. 

Also killed in this incident were the following Soldiers.  The gunner was injured and survived the incident.

     WO1 Donald J. Lundequam
     SP4 Scotty R. Broadston

     Personnel from B Co, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry:
          1LT Dennis W. Dotson, El Centro, CA
          SGT Robert M. Goselin, Bourbonnais, IL 
          SGT Steven R. Stefanski, San Diego, CA
          PFC Robert H. Hill, Grand Rapids, MI

Service Number:  434802128

WO1 Roussell was buried at Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa, Louisiana.  Find A Grave Memorial:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9367057

In addition to being remembered on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. he was also listed on the Camp Holloway Memorial Wall in Vietnam.
 
   
Comments/Citation

Sources:

http://www.virtualwall.org/dr/RoussellRS01a.htm

http://www.armyaircrews.com/huey_nam_70.html

http://www.vvmf.org/thewall/Wall_Id_No=44651

http://my.core.com/~campholloway/memorial.html


 
   
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