Name: 1LT Kenneth Roger Rushing
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 08/19/1946
Home City: Baxley, GA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-42/69-40
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-032
Short Summary: Hit by RPG near Xuan Loc while getting flight time w/Roy Gibson 25 INF 2 BDE. He was liasion officer to Xuan Loc from Bien Hoa.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15557
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/17/1993
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