Name: WO1 Stephen John Kinghorn
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 04/16/1947
Home City: Bryn Mawr, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 22W-041
Short Summary: Shot down w/radar 51 cal., died prior to recovery. WO1 L.W. Moore was a passenger who survived crash and was picked up 48 hours later.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16357
Call sign: Charlie Horse 357
Service number: W3163534
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
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 07/29/1994
This information is available on CD-ROM.
Additional information is available on KIAs at http://www.coffeltdatabase.org
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: 05/16/2021
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association