Name: WO1 Kenneth Eugene Witmer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 05/19/1948
Home City: Millersville, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC, 268 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-515/68-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25W-114
Short Summary: Killed on ground after hiting land mine in coastal highlands by small arms fire. Pilot J.C. Stowe & SP4 Goonan KIA. SP4 Brooks MIA.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17399
Call sign: Witty
Service number: W3162043
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: connected with a booby trap
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR621418
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: STEHMAN'S CEMETERY, MILLERSVILLE, PA
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 11/24/1996
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