Name: WO1 Kenneth Alan Luse
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/29/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.5
Date of Birth: 05/15/1950
Home City: Cedar Rapids, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-006
Short Summary: Shot down with 51 cal with Larry Babyak.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15188
Service number: W3166272
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 10/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: CEDAR MEMORIAL PARK, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
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 09/27/2002
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