Name: WO1 Donald E. Kenton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/06/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 01/05/1947
Home City: Dover, DE
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 198 BDE 23 INF
Major organization: 198th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43E-023
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 63-12874
Service number: W3157107
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/06/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY, CAMDEN, DE
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
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