Barber, Ernest Lee, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 36K10, 4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery /HHB
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Specialist 4


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peoria, IL
Last Address
Peoria, IL

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum - Peoria, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 070/Sunset Terrace Division

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 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery
  1968-1968, 36K10, 101st Airborne Division
  1968-1968, 36K10, 4th Battalion, 77th Field Artillery /HHB
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
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Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C tail number 66-00611

The Army purchased this helicopter 0966
Total flight hours at this point: 00000712
Date: 11/27/1968
Incident number: 68112720.KIA
Unit: HHB/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Close Air Support
While On Target this helicopter was Attacking at UNK feet and UNK knots.
The station for this helicopter was Thua Thien Province in South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZC171951
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: PERSONNEL
Casualties = 05 DOI . . Number killed in accident = 0 . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P3, 33203 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC WO1 BRINKMEYER JOHN WILLIAM KIA
P LTC BARTHOLOMEW ROGER JAY KIA
G SP4 BARBER ERNEST LEE KIA
CE SP5 MARTINSEN LOREN DAUNE KIA


 

   
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