Shannon, Kenneth Arthur, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 1981, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
Service Years
1957 - 1964

Aviation

First Lieutenant



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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lynchburg
Last Address
Lynchburg

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1964
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Bac Lieu (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Spring Hill Cemetery - Lynchburg, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 047

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 Unit Assignments
Delta Aviation Battalion114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1964-1964, Delta Aviation Battalion
  1964-1964, 1981, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Shannon was in Vietnam about three days when he was lost.

He served as a a pilot aboard a UH-1B (tail number 62-01963) that was shot down killing all four crewmen and one passenger. It crashed 13 KM South of Gai Rai Village, Bac Lieu Province, RVN. Lt. Shannon was still conscious when he was pulled from the wreckage, apparently.

Crew lost:
Capt Roger E. Gauvin (AC)
1st Lt. Kenneth A. Shannon (P)
SP5 Carleton W. Upton (CE)
PFC Frank J. Holguin (G)

He left a wife and two children at his lost.
   
Comments/Citation
Newspaper article

"Six Killed in Viet Nam: 12 Children Left Fatherless," El Paso Herald Post, Section B, Page 4, 2 April 1964.
   
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