JACOB L KINSER
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

JACOB LEE KINSER

WALL NAME

JACOB L KINSER

PANEL / LINE

13W/97

DATE OF BIRTH

02/21/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HASTY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bent County

STATE

CO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JACOB LEE KINSER
POSTED ON 12.27.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Jacob Kinser, Thank you for your service as a Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 3rd Day of Christmas, Merry Christmas. 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 9.21.2019

Final Mission of 1LT Jacob L. Kinser

On March 8, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15540) from the 155th Assault Helicopter Company was the lead aircraft in a group of four helicopters carrying an Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Special Forces team during an insertion operation. The mission began at Ban Me Thuot and was headed to Duc Lap when thick, foggy conditions were encountered. Visibility was very poor, and the flight had to follow a narrow road cut out of the trees while flying under clouds at about 50 feet off the ground. They were flying fast (between 50–70 knots airspeed) to avoid hostile groundfire. The third helicopter was communicating with the lead flight when they suddenly stopped responding. The three other aircraft continued and completed the flight. While returning to base, they found the crashed helicopter after visualizing a column of smoke rising from the jungle. A medivac was sent to the scene where a single ARVN survivor was found. He reportedly told U.S. Army officials that they either got too high in the fog, or the helicopter lowered to the ground, causing the pilot to bank right, then left, then hit a tree. The lost U.S. crew included aircraft commander 1LT Jacob L. Kinser, pilot WO1 David K. Erenstoft, crew chief SP5 William R. Rogne, and gunner SP4 Wim Goeree. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and the book “Secret Green Beret Commandos in Cambodia: A Memorial History of MACV-SOG's in Cambodia” by Fred S. Lindsey]
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POSTED ON 11.9.2015

Brother

My brother and my friend. I was so proud of all that you stood for. Miss hearing you play your trumpet and singing with you.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2014
POSTED BY: Margie Piper

A Great Big Brother

One of 5 of my brothers ,he was a great brother. Remembering his short lived life ,his friends and family loved him very much. Great personality ,beautiful smile, and always helpful to anyone in need. Loved his family ,cherished his daughter. What ever he did he did it to the fullest and best of his ability. The world lost a beautiful person and heaven gained a wonderful angel when he gave his live for his country .He has been miss for many years now ,I know I will see him again. Thank you Jake for your service to something you totally believed in.
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POSTED ON 10.12.2014

My Father, My Hero

He is my Father, and will Always be my Hero.. I have always been a Daddy's girl; He is also, a grandfather of 6 .. Five from myself and one from my brother to whom he never meant in person.. .. Also, he is a Great Grandfather of 7 , again he has never met them face to face , however, they know him and of him through the memories that have been shared and passed down from myself and dear family and friends.. .. He paid the ultimate for what he believed in.. and though we love and miss him ; I am SO proud to call him my Father..
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