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680822   HMM-161     Vietnam

Incident Date 680822 HMM-161 CH-46D - 153994 - Small arms fire during Recon Insert

[CREW]
Brandes, Kenneth Neil Cpl Crew Chief HMM-161 PROVMAG-39/1stMAW/FMFPAC 680822 (vvm 47W:025)


BRANDES KENNETH NEIL : 2170831 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6332 : 21 : FLUSHING : NY : 19680822 : hostile, small arms fire, land : CrewChief : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19470812 : Cauc : RomanCatholic/married : 47W : 025 :


Report of Casualty / DD-1300:
Died 22 Aug 68 Quang Tri Province RVN Result of gunshot wound to the chest from hostile small arms fire while acting as a crew chief aboard a helicopter on a reconnaissance insertion mission during an operation.
Submitted by Ken Davis, Researcher, The Virtual Wall

Source: DD 1300, Coffelt Database

Official Command Information:
22Aug68
HMM-161 participated in 5 recon inserts and extracts. Cattlecall 5-11 [BuNo 153994] received intensive fire while inserting recon team HARBOR QUEEN on Hill 697, XD 894458. Mission aborted and returned to 3rd MED with 1 KIA and 2 WIA crew members.

Submitted by Ken Davis, Researcher, The Virtual Wall

Cpl Kenneth Neil Brandes:

http://www.popasmoke.com/visions/image.php?source=1227


Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin

Supplementary Information:

"Harbor Queen" (3-C-1) patrol members. 1968. L-R (Top row): Al Moore, Jerry Beasley. (Bottom row): Unknown, Fred Ostrom, Robert Jenkins, Larry Harrod, Randy Rhoads.
Submitted by Alan H Barbour, Research Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association

Source: 3-C-1 HARBOR QUEEN online search


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