Name: CW2 Ronald Jay Kinkeade
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/20/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.3
Date of Birth: 04/18/1937
Home City: St Louis, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 AVN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-5WT
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-048
Short Summary: Hit by RPG near CE's position. This was the 68th AHC's first combat loss.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14095
Call sign: Top Tiger
Service number: W3200596
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/05/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Long An Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SHAFTER MEMORIAL PARK, SHAFTER, CA
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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