Name: 1LT Kenneth Loren Fountain
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 08/17/1947
Home City: Savannah, GA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/377 ART 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-516/68-28
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-034
Short Summary: Crashed and burned while relocating OH-6A at night at an artillery fire support base under orders.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16363
Service number: O5430358
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1193 = 11 Field Artillery Unit Commander
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: UNKNOWN
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: officer
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