Name: 1LT Kenneth Edward Ross
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/01/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 10/22/1943
Home City: Sacramento, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-093
Short Summary: Crashed shortly after take off from Dong Tam airfield for unknown reason. AC 1LT H.L. Garrett from D/3/5 CAV survived.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15558
Service number: O5350487
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 03/24/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN BRUNO 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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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