Name: CW2 Kenneth Allen Barger
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/11/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 06/28/1949
Home City: Petrolia, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-094
Short Summary: Shot down by 51 cal trying to pick up shot down scout 1 mile NW of the Rockpile. Radioed OK then A/C rolled & burned trapping both.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17768
Call sign: Charlie Horse 21
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD922540
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: BEARCREEK CEMETERY, FAIRVIEW TWP, PA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/26/2002
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