DOUGLAS B KENT
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 27 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS BRIAN KENT

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS B KENT

PANEL / LINE

5W/27

DATE OF BIRTH

06/15/1951

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/05/1971

HOME OF RECORD

WEST COVINA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS BRIAN KENT
POSTED ON 6.11.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

On the remembrance of your 70th birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 6.15.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

On the remembrance of your 69th Birthday, your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 11.27.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt Douglas Kent, Thank you for your service as an Aircraft Powertrain Repairer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, so this is the perfect time to say thanks. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2017

Reading of the Names

SGT Kent,

I had the honor reading your name aloud this evening at the 35th Anniversary of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial. I am eternally grateful to call you a brother.
Wayne Knutson
1SG(R), USA
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POSTED ON 8.25.2016
POSTED BY: [email protected].org

Air Loss

On January 5, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1C (tail number 66-15040) from the 57th Assault Helicopter Company crashed while conducting a test flight. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilot WO1 John W. Lynch III and aircraft mechanics SGT Douglas B. Kent and SP4 Larry O. Harden. The following is a summary of the incident: The pilot (WO1 Lynch) called the tower for takeoff clearance at 1930 hours to conduct a night test flight to determine if changing the main rotor blades had eliminated the 1 to 1 vertical vibration noted in the 2408-13. He requested closed traffic for runway 05 right, and completed one low approach past the tower. Afterwards, the pilot requested the second one and he was cleared to continue. This portion of the flight was uneventful. As he passed the tower for the second time, his altitude was estimated at 80 feet AGL and airspeed in excess of 80 knots. The aircraft initiated a sharp left climbing turn to the crosswind when suddenly upon reaching approximately 300 feet AGL a brief expletive was heard over the tower radio and the altitude dropped severely. The aircraft then turned 180 degrees and impacted the ground, nose first, at an angle of about 80 degrees, and it never rolled out of the turn. The airspeed at the time of the impact as shown on the airspeed indicator was 130 knots and the time was 1940 hours. The fuselage burst into a ball of flames and burned completely. All three occupants were killed from contact injuries incurred from the crash landing. Their bodies were later recovered. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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