Name: CW3 Hu Blakemore Rhodes (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 35.3
Date of Birth: 01/19/1933
Home City: Shelbyville, TN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 200 ASHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 69E-001
Short Summary: Small arms fire with Lance P. Durand. Hu was unit SIP giving Lance his AC ride on a mission recovering VC equipment west of Bastogne.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19095
Service number: W3150342
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/28/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: FT SAM HOUSTON NAT CEMETERY, SAN ANTONIO 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 04/12/1998
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