Name: LTC Roger Wendell Kvernes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 39.9
Date of Birth: 02/22/1930
Home City: Howard, SD
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/227 AVN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-119
Short Summary: Target fixation on gun run testing "Infant" night vision device. W/Dennis Debner.
Aircraft: UH-1M tail number 66-00726
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew member
Started Tour: 10/31/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 20
Location: Bac Lieu Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEM OF THE PACIFIC, HI
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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