"Big Rush"Posted on 1/30/14 - by Lucy Bateman RayMy brother was was best friends with Ken when together they flew helicoptersMORE
in Viet Nam. My brother was with him when he was killed. Both were due
to come home the next day.
Ken's death left a permanent hole in Reb's heart.
I knew of the incident but did not know Ken's name until I came across a notebook my brother kept after the war.
I would like to hear from Ken's family.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 11/20/13 - by Curt Carter email@example.comDear 1LT Kenneth Roger Rushing, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We served togetherPosted on 10/3/11 - by CW4 Wayne S. Guffy, Jr. U.S. Army (Ret) WGuffy@aol.comI served with Ken in the 118th Assault Helicopter Company (Combat) in Bien Hoa during 1970-1971. We were great friends. He often spoke of his family. I remember well the moment I heard of his death. He was on a temporary assignment to Xuan Loc as a Liasion Officer. He wasn't thrilled about the assignment, as he wanted to stay at Bien Hoa and fly with our unit; however, orders were orders. Ken was flying with anther unit when he was KIA. I have often wondered what happened to his family. I have a photo of Ken somewhere among my Viet Nam souvenirs. It is different than the one already posted. If I can locate it, I'll post it. I think of Ken often. May he rest in peace.MORE
Field Artillery OCS Class 5-69 Fort Sill OklahomaPosted on 12/27/09 - by Randy Dunham firstname.lastname@example.org
1LT Rushing served with the 118th Aviation Company.
He was killed when the UH-1H helicopter he was flying was hit by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) near Xaun Loc.
From a fellow 2LT from Fort SillPosted on 1/20/06 - by Al Davis, OCS Class 3-68AKen - thank you so much for your sacrifice.MORE
I did not know you but respect and appreciate the effort it took from you and all the rest of us to complete OCS and become 2LT's.
May you rest in peace.
You are a real hero
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.