Click here for more information about this incident

Name: CW2 Richard Dale Jenks
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/13/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 10/10/1944
Home City: San Bernardino, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 67-4QC
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-089
Short Summary: Class nickname was Blue. Best friend and escort officer for burial was George Garrety.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01186
Call sign: MINUTEMAN
Service number: W3153991
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 06/20/2002

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association