KENNETH R RUSHING
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HONORED ON PANEL 5W, LINE 32 OF THE WALL

KENNETH ROGER RUSHING

WALL NAME

KENNETH R RUSHING

PANEL / LINE

5W/32

DATE OF BIRTH

08/19/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG KHANH

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/07/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BAXLEY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Appling County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH ROGER RUSHING
POSTED ON 8.30.2016

Final Mission of 1LT Kenneth R. Rushing

On January 7, 1971, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 69-15557) from 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was participating in a combat operation in Long Khanh Province (III Corps), RVN, when it was hit by rocket-propelled grenade near Xuan Loc while hovering over a landing zone. The co-pilot, 1LT Kenneth R. Rushing, was fatally injured in the attack. 1LT Rushing was the liaison officer to Xuan Loc from Bien Hoa and was on the aircraft to earn some flight time. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 2.29.2016
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Kenneth is buried at Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Baxley,GA.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2014
POSTED BY: Lucy Bateman Ray

"Big Rush"

My brother was was best friends with Ken when together they flew helicopters
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.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Kenneth Roger Rushing, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.3.2011
POSTED BY: CW4 Wayne S. Guffy, Jr. U.S. Army (Ret)

We served together

I 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.
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