Wilenski, Stanley, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 67N20, 52nd Aviation Battalion/119th Assault Helicopter Company
Service Years
1969 - 1970

Specialist 4



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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hicksville
Last Address
Hicksville

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 026/ Section 2L Site 6928

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 Unit Assignments
1st Aviation Brigade52nd Aviation Battalion/119th Assault Helicopter Company
  1969-1970, 67N20, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1969-1970, 67N20, 52nd Aviation Battalion/119th Assault Helicopter Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
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Last Known Activity

Specialist 4 Stanley Wilenski, Jr. was a 25 year old U.S. Army Soldier who was killed while serving during the Vietnam War.  The Huey (UH-1) helicopter that he was on was on its way from Pleiku south to Cheo Reo 100' or so above the main road.  This was in an area that was notoriously a cold area.  The North Vietnamese Army had setup a .51 cal position just off the road and when the helicopter passed over, they fired on it from the rear when it was pretty much a stationary target.  The Huey hit the ground just west of the road.

Others killed during the crash were the copilot WO1 Charles A Businda and the gunner SP4 Lawrence L. Hensey, Jr.  The aircraft commander (pilot) was injured during the crash.

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DoD News Release:

Army Spec. 4 Stanley D. Wilenski of Hicksville was killed in action in South Vietnam when his plane crashed and burned after being hit by enemy fire, the Defense Department reported yesterday.

Wilenski was serving as crew chief on a mission over Pleiku province in the Central Highlands, about 200 miles north of Saigon, when the plane was hit. A Defense Department spokesman said that Wilenski died April 19. According to the spokesman, Wilenski was 25 and had started his tour of duty in Vietnam on Sept. 12, 1969. He was identified as a member of the 119th Aviation Company, 528th Aviation Battalion of the First Aviation Brigade. Wilenski, the Defense Department said, was the son of Mrs. Winifred B. Wilenski of 207 Ninth St., Hicksville. 

 
   
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