Name: 1LT Kenneth Edward Pennington
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/19/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 5 days later on 09/24/1969.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 09/23/1943
Home City: Durham, NC
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 17W-003
Short Summary: Shot down during wx check for night MEDEVAC launch on 9/19/69 w/John Reed. Died on hospital ship in Da Nang harbor from kidney failure.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15170
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7563 = Pilot UH-1N Qualified
Primary cause: Burns
Started Tour: 12/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY, DURHAM, NC
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