Rupcic, Raymond Ellsworth, 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
1965-1965, 1981, Field Advisory Element MACV
Service Years
1961 - 1965

Aviation

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lorain
Last Address
Lorain

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 101

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
114th Aviation Company (AHC)13th Aviation BattalionMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1965-1965, 1981, 114th Aviation Company (AHC)
  1965-1965, 1981, 13th Aviation Battalion
  1965-1965, 1981, Field Advisory Element MACV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt Rupcic was the pilot of a UH-1B (tail number 63-08667) participating in an airmobile assault at 300 feet at 70 mph when struck by a large caliber machinegun round. The aircraft rolled upside down upon impact and burned.

All members were KIA. Remains were recovered by 21st ARVN Division personnel.

Crew:
1LT Raymond E. Rupcic [AC]
CPT Charles G. Tucker [CP]
SP4 Clarence L. Jones [CE]
SGT Rafael Torres-Rivera [G]

Lt. Rupcic had attended Flight class: 63-6T .
   
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