Name: CW2 James Kenneth Emch
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/29/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.1
Date of Birth: 06/27/1950
Home City: Spokane, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-065
Short Summary: Died of head injuries in crash after engine failure near Ben Tre.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16283
Service number: W3166098
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: MORAN CEMETERY, SPOKANE CO, WA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
Additional information is available on CD-ROM.
Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.
Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list
Return to the KIA panel date index
Date posted on this site: 09/23/2017
Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association