JERRY W KIRKENDOLL
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

JERRY WAYNE KIRKENDOLL

WALL NAME

JERRY W KIRKENDOLL

PANEL / LINE

4W/50

DATE OF BIRTH

11/07/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/15/1971

HOME OF RECORD

OVERLAND PARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

Johnson County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

WO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JERRY WAYNE KIRKENDOLL
POSTED ON 7.28.2020

Final Mission of WO1 Jerry W. Kirkendoll

On March 15, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-15441) from the 117th Assault Helicopter Company crashed after takeoff from Saigon H-3 heliport adjacent to Tan Son Nhut Airbase after experiencing a transmission seizure. Four crewmen were killed in the incident. They included aircraft commander WO1 Jerry W. Kirkendoll, pilot CW2 Raymond J. George, crew chief SP4 Gregory S. Morgan, and gunner SP4 Jerry W. Peoples. The tower at Hotel-3 helicopter field cleared 441 to takeoff after receiving a hover check report from the crew. The aircraft departed and appeared to be making a normal takeoff and climb out. It started a left turn with a normally indicated air speed and an altitude of 100 to 150 feet. While in a left banking turn, the aircraft was observed to encounter some turbulent reaction. The helicopter then descended in an unusual attitude, the main rotor blades appearing to slow. The aircraft continued to lose altitude, and impacted at a high rate of descent, exploding after hitting on the forward slope of the large ditch. The engine, transmission, and most of the body of the aircraft settled into the ditch and burned in the post-crash fire. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 12.29.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear WO Jerry Kirkendoll, Thank you for your service as an Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 5th 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 3.23.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear WO Jerry Wayne Kirkendoll, sir

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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.13.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Jerry is buried at Ft Leavenworth Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2003
POSTED BY: Dave Avery

Who Shall We Send

"An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

Isaiah 6:8
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