Name: WO1 Rudolph Francis Dungee
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/12/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 1 days later on 02/13/1967.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 03/07/1946
Home City: Phoenixville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-19/66-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15E-024
Short Summary: Shot down with .51 cal on assault or resupply on 12 Feb 67 and died next day. Rest of crew survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09924
Service number: W3154801
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Dungee, Rudolph WO1 KIA 2/12/67 UH-1D, B-227th Working out of LZ Hammond. This information came to us through OPS. Aircraft was on resupply to troops in field (Cav grunts). Fire had been received in area. Heard aircraft with Don? Walker (AC) and Dungee had gone down. Taken fire by .51 cal.; hit tail rotor. Dungee was only KIA? Dungee died a day or two later. LT. Walker sent to field hospital. I [Paul Vernon] lived with Dungee in tent at LZ Hammond. Related during VHPA 1998 by: Paul Vernon P. O. Box340 Clinton, OH B/227 1966-69
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EAST VINCENT REFORMED CEMETERY, SPRING CITY, 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 07/01/1998
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