Name: 1LT Kenneth Arthur Shannon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1964 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 09/22/1938
Home City: Lynchburg, VA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-047
Short Summary: Shot down crashing tail first and caught fire. LT John Hitti pulled Shannon out. A/C exploded. AC was 1LT Roger E. Gauvin.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-01963
Service number: O5216633
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SPRING HILL CEMETERY, LYNCHBURG, VA
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 07/28/1994
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