Name: WO1 Larry Sims Mc Kibben
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/02/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.7
Date of Birth: 08/29/1947
Home City: Houston, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC
Prior Unit: 162 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 54E-013
Short Summary: Picking up casualties in Cambodia. McKibben was aircraft commander and was shot in the head.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-00699
Call sign: Greyhound
Service number: W3155956
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 06/16/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
McKibben was shot while waiting for wounded to be loaded on board by SSG Roy Benadvides, 5th Special Forces Group who won the last Medal of Honor on this day. NVA were charging the aircraft, but McKibben would not leave without the wounded. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Submitted by Jerry Ewing.
Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SAN JACINTO MEMORIAL PARK, HOUSTON, TX
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 08/12/2004
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