2LT Kenneth Wayne Birdwell was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 04/05/1968 at the age of 28.1 from A/C accident
Hill, TX
Flight Class 68-14
Date of Birth 03/12/1940
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller, John Konek, ARMY AVIATION MAGAZINE

More detail on this person: HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. (UPI) - Three Army men were killed Friday when their helicopter crashed and burned in a wooded area near here. Their deaths brought to nine the number of servicemen killed in air mishaps at the northeast Georgia airbase since last August.

Authorities said the UH-1 aircraft was on a routine training mission when it crashed some 20 miles from Savannah in Effingham County. Killed was 2nd Lt. Kenneth W. Birdwell, 28, of Savannah Beach. An Army spokesman said Birdwell was a student pilot. Identities of the other two victims were withheld pending notification of next of kin.

UH-1D accident during training at Hunter with CPT F.J. Silvert and 1LT W.R. Woody.

This information was last updated 05/18/2016

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