Name: WO1 Kenneth Michael Berblinger (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 07/20/1950
Home City: Quincy, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: H/16 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-055
Short Summary: While flying recon, it appeared a tree mounted claymore went off. Also killed in crash were the gunner and scout platoon sergeant.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16604
Call sign: White 16
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100D = Heavy Lift Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/12/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YS590980
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 08/20/1995
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