Name: WO1 Leslie Howard Larocque
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/27/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 03/27/1948
Home City: Brookfield, VT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-075
Short Summary: Died after being shot down during gun run on village near Cambodian border covering an ARVN unit. VC may have overrun ship.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15015
Call sign: Bandit
Service number: W3160792
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: 06/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT238290
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, RANDOLPH, VT
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
This record was last updated on 06/25/1999
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