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:
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
"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