Name: WO1 Kenneth Raymond Leach
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/03/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.3
Date of Birth: 07/19/1941
Home City: Hemet, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-17/69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-023
Short Summary: From low level climbed to about 500 ft, nosed over and crashed.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00674
Service number: W3165022
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/02/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SAN JACINTO VALLEY CEM, HEMET, CA
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 08/27/1997
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