Rushing, Kenneth Roger, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Aviation Company
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant

One Overseas Service Bar

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jan 07, 1971
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Long Khanh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery - Baxley, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 032

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK1st Aviation Brigade145th Aviation Battalion/118th Aviation Company
  1969-1970, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK
  1970-1971, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1971, 145th Aviation Battalion/118th Aviation Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On January 7, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 69-15557) from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was participating in a combat operation in Long Khanh Province (III Corps), RVN, when it was hit by rocket-propelled grenade near Xuan Loc while hovering over a landing zone. The co-pilot, 1LT Kenneth R. Rushing, was fatally injured in the attack. 1LT Rushing was the liaison officer to Xuan Loc from Bien Hoa and was on the aircraft to earn some flight time.


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