KIA

STRINGER ISAAC JR

Name: SP4 Isaac Stringer, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/26/1969 while performing the duty of Mechanic.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 08/17/1946
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 242 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31W-073
Short Summary: Hit in the head by an RPG in the Muleskinner ramp area during an NVA sapper attack.
Call sign: Muleskinners
Service number: 53581532
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Compliment cause: explosive devices
Started Tour: 10/21/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Isaac was my door gunner at the time on 012. It was his turn to sleep on the aircraft that night. He was found about 2/3's of the way between the 012's reventment and the ammo bunker. from Ron Peters (Pig Pen) FE on 012. The only Muleskinner killed during an NVA sapper attack to destroy our Chinooks. His head was blown off by a direct hit with an RPG. from Gary Roush, 242 ASHC pilot 68-69

Reason: other causes
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Negro
Religion: Baptist - other groups
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 01/10/2004


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Gary Roush
43 Overbrook Road
Painted Post, NY 14870


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