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       D Troop 1st Squadron 10th Cavalry

         (Shamrock)

             OUR FALLEN COMRADES

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WO1 Ernest Victor Hensel, Jr.

Casualty was on Feb 17, 1967 in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: OH-23G 64-15293

23 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 24, 1943, From HAMPTON, VIRGINIA
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on Mar 16, 1966
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

   
       
 

SP4 Ronald David Hart                

Casualty was on Feb 17, 1967 in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: OH-23G 64-15313

20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 11, 1947, From EVERETT, WASHINGTON
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Aug 30, 1966
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - CREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

 
       
 

 SSGT Clifford N. Mize

Casualty was on Jun 23, 1967 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM

29 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 11, 1938 From MALVERN, ARKANSAS
Length of service 12 years.
His tour of duty began on Sep 08, 1966
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

   
       
 

PFC Danny Lee Bolin

Casualty was on Aug 03, 1967 SOUTH VIETNAM                

19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 27, 1948, From GOSPORT, INDIANA
His tour of duty began on Jun 20, 1967
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

   
       
 

1LT Donald William Kemble IV 

Casualty was on Nov 28, 1967 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM, 
Aircraft: OH-23G 64-15128
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 05, 1945
From FLINT, MICHIGAN
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Jul 15, 1967
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
   
       
 

PFC Scott Douglass Reed
Casualty was on May 03, 1968 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM

21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Sep 20, 1946, from READING, PENNSYLVANIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Sep 20, 1967
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

   
 

 

   
 

SP4 Charlie Murphy Leonard

 Casualty was on Aug 28, 1968 in QUANG DUC, SOUTH VIETNAM

23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 06, 1945, from HARROGATE, TENNESSEE
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Aug 14, 1967

HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE

   
 

 

   
 

SP4 Raymond Kermit Honaker, Jr.

Casualty was on Aug 31, 1968 in DARLAC, SOUTH VIETNAM,
OH-6A Aero Scout crewchief/gunner

19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 16, 1949, from BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 16, 1968
Hostile, died of wounds HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

   
 

 

   
 

WO1 Rand Russell Merker

Casualty was on Mar 26, 1969 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM, 
Aircraft: OH-6A  67-16441
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 02, 1948, from NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS
His tour of duty began on Feb 27, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND 
   
 

 

   
 

CW2 James Howard Owens, Jr.

Casualty was on Aug 04, 1969 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
Aircraft: AH-1G 66-15272

26 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 20, 1943, from ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Sep 21, 1968

HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - PILOT AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

   
 

 

   
 

SGT Gregory P. Rugenstein

Casualty was on Nov 07, 1969 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM

24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 13, 1945, from ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on Oct 22, 1969
Hostile, died of wounds GROUND CASUALTY OTHER CAUSES

 

Gregory Rugenstein, was my door gunner the night he was killed.  We were dropping flares over LZ St. George while they were getting hit really bad (they lost 8 guys in 1/14 Inf and 1 guy in 2/9 Arty).  One of our flares blew up in Rugenstein's face and killed him.  It fully ignited in the ship and damn near killed all of us.  My crew chief Ed Skaggs saved the ship and our lives, and I got him the Soldier's Medal for that. 

" Tim La Tour"

 

 

 

   
 

SFC Pablo Benitez Garza

Casualty was on Nov 20, 1969 in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM

37 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 28, 1931, from SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Length of service 16 years.
His tour of duty began on Aug 24, 1969

HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS

   
 

 

   
 

SGT Raymond Leon Hodges Jr

Casualty was on Aug 28, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: UH-1H 69-15152

20 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 09, 1950, from LAWTON, OKLAHOMA
His tour of duty began on Apr 26, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

 

 
 

 

   
 

SP4 Joe Luna, Jr.

Casualty was on Aug 28, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: UH-1H 69-15152

19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 11, 1951, from AZUSA, CALIFORNIA
His tour of duty began on Nov 29, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

 

 
 

 

   
 

SSGT Thomas Hubert Messer

Casualty was on Aug 28, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: UH-1H 69-15152

21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 23, 1949, from SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA
His tour of duty began on Sep 16, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

   
 

 

   
 

SGT Nick Engrique Sanchez

Casualty was on Aug 28, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: UH-1H 69-15152

21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 29, 1948. from CHAMA, COLORADO
His tour of duty began on Nov 07, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

 

 
 

 

   
 

CPL Donald Richard Smith

Casualty was on Aug 28, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM,
Aircraft: UH-1H 69-15152

19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 12, 1951, from UNIVERSAL CITY, TEXAS
His tour of duty began on Nov 20, 1969
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW, AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

 

 
       
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