Helicopter or incident 67-17370

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 67-17370
Date: 09/21/68
Incident number: 68092121.KIA
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
for Air/land Assault , Hot Area.
While on Landing Zone this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0004 feet and 005 knots.
South Vietnam
UTM grid coordinates: ZA022715
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Explosive Weapon; Non-Artillery launched or static weapons containing explosive charges. (B-40 RKT)
The helicopter was hit in the Mid area causing a Fire.
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, PERSONNEL
Casualties = 01 DOI, 01 INJ . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, LNNF, CASRP, CRAFX, JSIDR (Operations Report. Lindenmuth New Format Data Base. Joint Services Incident Damage Report. Crash Facts Message. Casualty Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

This record was last updated on 05/25/98

The following is crew member information for this incident:

Name: SGT Leveret Roscoe Prosky (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/21/68 while performing the duty of Gunner.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 02/06/48
Home City: Palm Springs, CA
Service: regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 1 AVN BDE
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43W-057
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17370
Service number: 18836627
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 67A1F = Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Started Tour: 06/10/67
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Relgion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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: enlisted personnel
This record was last updated on 04/12/98

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Gary Roush
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