Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)
Vietnam Helicopter Crew Members Association (VHCMA)
Killed in Action (KIA) on
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Panel Number


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Date range on this panel 11/28/69 - 1/5/70

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No. Rank Name                       Duty Unit                 Type   Number
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                 Incident Date 691129
003 WO1 Dennis Dean Bogle             P  11 GS AVN            UH-1H  68-15246          
004 PFC Henry Nicholas Heide          C  371 RRC              UH-1H  68-15246  
005 CW2 Jack Dale Knepp               AC 11 GS AVN            UH-1H  68-15246          
008 SP4 James Ronald Smith            C  371 RRC              UH-1H  68-15246   
004 HM3 James Michael Garrett         MD HMM-364              CH-46A 153996       
005 CPL Richard John Leffler          C  HMM-364              CH-46A 153996   
005 1LT Kenneth Bruce Kohei Kozai     AC HMM-364              CH-46A 153996             
006 SGT John Eugene Mattingly         C  HMM-364              CH-46A 153996      
007 CPL Henry Bennett Parsons III     C  HMM-364              CH-46A 153996     
008 1LT Dennis Joseph Reardon         CP HMM-364              CH-46A 153996            
002 CW2 Lawrence Joseph Babyak        AC B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV      AH-1G  68-15188               
006 WO1 Kenneth Alan Luse             P  B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV      AH-1G  68-15188            

Incident Date 691201 013 SGT William Charles Keeler C HHC 10 CAB 012 CPT Jack Camp P HHC 2 BDE 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16479
Incident Date 691202 020 SSG Jonathan Townsend C 017 CW3 William Charles Dunlap P 129 AHC UH-1B 64-13959 018 SSG William Dale Sanderlin CE 129 AHC UH-1B 64-13959 020 SFC Michael Henry Shanley, Jr. G 129 AHC UH-1B 64-13959 021 CW3 Martin D. VandenEykel II P 129 AHC UH-1B 64-13959
Incident Date 691204 024 CW2 David Allen Hickman AC 68 AVN, 12 CAG UH-1H 68-15325 025 SP5 Jose A. Velez-Hernandez G 68 AVN UH-1H 68-15325 065 SGT Roy Lee Royston CE 68 AVN UH-1H 68-15325 025 SP4 Edward Rowe Smiley, Jr. G 195 AHC, 222 CAB UH-1C 66-15031
Incident Date 691205 027 A1C David Michael Davison PJ 40 ARRS HH-53C 68-8283
Incident Date 691206 031 PFC Rolland Leon Durflinger G 57 AHC UH-1D 66-16699 032 CPT Charles Elton Ferrell P 57 AHC UH-1D 66-16699 033 SP5 Peter Kalani Miranda CE 57 AHC UH-1D 66-16699 033 1LT Philip John Schrock AC 57 AHC UH-1D 66-16699
Incident Date 691207 035 WO1 Robert Eugene De Vinney AC 235 AWC AH-1G
Incident Date 691209 041 SP5 Edward Francis Fratus G A/123 AVN 23 INF UH-1H 68-16220 042 WO1 Ward Lawrence Hooper, Jr. P A/123 AVN 23 INF UH-1H 68-16220 043 SP4 Michael James Mc Clane CE A/123 AVN 23 INF UH-1H 68-16220
Incident Date 691210 045 SP4 Chad Leonard Carson C 121 AHC 045 SP5 Ronald Floyd Keener C 243 ASHC CH-47A 66-00109 045 SP4 Robert Roger Allmers G C/229 AHB 1 CAV UH-1H 66-16232
Incident Date 691211 048 CPT Robert Dean Farrington P F/8 CAV, 23 INF OH-6A 68-17295
Incident Date 691212 050 CPT Charles Perry Hood, Jr. P C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16143
Incident Date 691214 056 AMS Larry Richard Johnson C HA(L)-3 UH-1B 63-08694
Incident Date 691215 057 SP4 William Stephen Barritt PX 176 AHC, 14 CAB UH-1H 68-16206 058 WO1 Dee Aaron Hyden P 176 AHC, 14 CAB UH-1H 68-16206 059 SP5 Larry Dean Keeler G 176 AHC, 14 CAB UH-1H 68-16206 060 SP5 Donald Ray Rose CE 176 AHC, 14 CAB UH-1H 68-16206 060 1LT Don Eugene Stockton, Jr. P 176 AHC, 14 CAB UH-1H 68-16206
Incident Date 691216 062 CPL Thomas Edward Devine CE A/25 AVN 25 INF UH-1H 68-16196 062 WO1 Michael Joseph Drake AC A/25 AVN 25 INF UH-1H 68-16196 063 CPT Francis Michael Girardot OB A/25 AVN 25 INF UH-1H 68-16196 065 WO1 Leonard James Sugimoto P A/25 AVN 25 INF UH-1H 68-16196 061 CW2 Oscar Lee Brittenum, Jr. AC 336 AHC UH-1C 66-15161 064 WO1 James Edward Hayes P 235 AVN, 164 CAG AH-1G 67-15799 064 CW2 Sven Sterning Mason AC 235 AVN, 164 CAG AH-1G 67-15799
Incident Date 691217 069 SP4 Samuel Harry Williams G 1 AVN BDE
Incident Date 691219 072 SP4 Robert Norman Norris C 101 ABN 071 CPT Charles Bernard Draut, Jr. AC C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV AH-1G 67-15739 072 WO1 Richard Wagner Frank II P C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV AH-1G 67-15739
Incident Date 691221 080 SP4 Francis A. Trinchitella PX 190 AHC UH-1H 68-15325 077 SP4 David Leroy Eggleston G C/158 AVN 101 ABN UH-1H 66-16517 078 WO1 Thomas Lynn Forsythe P C/158 AVN 101 ABN UH-1H 66-16517 078 CPT Arthur Robert Herndon P C/158 AVN 101 ABN UH-1H 66-16517 078 SP5 Christopher James Gray CE A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16142 078 SGT Barry Paul Kaletta OB A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16142 081 WO1 Thaddeus M. Yonika, Jr. P A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16142
Incident Date 691222 083 SP4 John Norment Ranson C 1 AVN BDE 083 WO1 Gerald E. Niewenhous, Jr. AC D/3/5 CAV AH-1G 083 WO1 Peter Paul Parnell, Jr. P 334 AHC, 12 CAG AH-1G 67-15812 084 CW2 Harry Franklin Zalesny, Jr. AC 334 AHC, 12 CAG AH-1G 67-15812 081 SSG James Edward Kennedy G 57 AHC UH-1C 66-00587 081 CW2 Donald Deane Burris, Jr. P 57 AVN, 52 CAB UH-1C 66-00587
Incident Date 691223 088 CPT Robert Leonard Wehunt P HHC/159 ENG GP OH-6A 67-16489
Incident Date 691227 097 PVT Eric Alan Bosch C 1 AVN BDE 098 SP5 Jack Eugene Holmes C 1 CAV 098 WO1 Michael Randall Earl P C/3/17 CAV AH-1G 68-15065 112 SSG Richard Paul Stotsbery TO C/3/17 CAV AH-1G 68-15065 099 SP5 Tommy Lee Marks CE A/101 AVN 101 ABN OH-6A 67-16226
Incident Date 691228 101 PFC William Lee Beadnell G HMM-364 CH-46A 153379 102 1LT Charles King Butler AC HMM-364 CH-46A 153379 104 1LT William Patrick Higgins P HMM-364 CH-46A 153379 105 SSG Robert Ray Swain CE HMM-364 CH-46A 153379
Incident Date 691230 112 CPT Gerald Clifford Swayze P C/229 AHB 1 CAV 109 SGT James Robert Dean, Jr. G C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16390 112 SP5 Thomas Edward Soma OB C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 67-16390
Incident Date 700102 119 SSG Willie James Hayes C 1 AVN BDE 120 PFC Barney Mc Coy Smith C 1 AVN BDE 117 1LT Robert Edward Carmichael AC D/227 AVN 1 CAV UH-1M 66-00726 119 LTC Roger Wendell Kvernes PP HHC/227 AVN 1 CAV UH-1M 66-00726 120 SFC Eddie Lee Spivey CE D/227 AVN 1 CAV UH-1M 66-00726 121 WO1 Dennis Erwin Debner P D/227 AVN 1 CAV UH-1M 66-00726
Incident Date 700103 124 SP4 Lawrence Robert Warf G A/4 AVN 4 INF 123 WO1 Gene John Olson AC A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV AH-1G 68-15138 121 WO1 Richard Terrance Derosier P D/3/5 CAV UH-1H 68-15220 122 CPT Stewart Robbins Moody OB D/3/5 CAV UH-1H 68-15220
Incident Date 700104 127 SSG Waldo Alva Williams OB C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 66-07829 127 WO1 James Robert Whitmore P C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV OH-6A 66-07829
Incident Date 700105 128 CPT Hubert F. Brinson P 162 AHC, 164 CAG UH-1C


For events on 691203 see unit history 361 AWC, 10 CAB, 23 ARVN DIV,
For events on 691205 see evacuation report ARRS, , ,
For events on 691205 see unit history 361 AWC, , ,
For events on 691207 see operation RANDOLPH GLEN 101 ABN DIV, , 1 ARVN DIV,
For events on 691207 see operation YELLOW RIBBON B-52 SF DET, , ,
For events on 691214 see unit history 361 AWC, 23 ARVN DIV, ,
For events on 691230 see unit history 121 AHC, Callsign = VIKING SURPRISE, ,
For events on 691231 see unit history 326 MED 101 ABN, , ,
For events on 691231 see unit history 665 TC DET, 361 AWC, 52 CAB,
For events on 700101 see aircraft protection , , ,
For events on 700101 see unit history A/7/17 CAV, , ,
For events on 700101 see unit history 2/20 ARA, A/2/20 ARA, B/2/20 ARA, C/2/20 ARA
For events on 700101 see unit history 119 AHC, 1 BDE 4 INF, 2 BDE 4 INF,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross D/1/1 CAV, C/1/1 CAV, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 178 ASHC, 14 CAB 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 14 CAB 23 INF, , ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 11 BDE 23 INF, 4/21 INF 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 196 BDE 23 INF, 1/46 INF 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross DIV ARTY 23 INF, , ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 198 BDE 23 INF, 5/46 INF 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 198 BDE 23 INF, 1/52 INF 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 196 BDE 23 INF, 4/31 INF 23 INF, ,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 11 BDE 23 INF, 39 ENG 23 INF, B/123 AVN,
For events on 700102 see Southern Cross 26 ENG 23 INF, , ,
For events on 700105 see unit history A/7/17 CAV, , ,

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Please note:  The incident date is not always the same as date died.
Duty codes: AC = Aircraft Commander P = Pilot CP = Co-pilot C = Crew Member FE = Flight Engineer G = Gunner OB = Observer CE = Crew Chief IP = Instructor Pilot MD = Medic ME = Mechanic PX = Passenger PP = Pilot Passenger CX = Crew member passenger ME = Mechanic PR = Pararescue Member TI = Technical Observer FM = Flight Mechanic RS = Rescue Specialist FS = Flight Surgeon OG = Non-Crew Member On Ground CG = Crew Member on Ground


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