KENNETH W SHAMBLIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 1 OF THE WALL

KENNETH WAYNE SHAMBLIN

WALL NAME

KENNETH W SHAMBLIN

PANEL / LINE

3W/1

DATE OF BIRTH

10/11/1950

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/21/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SISSONVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kanawha County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR KENNETH WAYNE SHAMBLIN
POSTED ON 11.15.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Kenneth W. Shamblin

Final Mission of SP4 Kenneth W. Shamblin
SP4 Kenneth W. Shamblin was a flight-qualified helicopter mechanic serving with F Troop “Centaurs,” 4th Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade. On April 21, 1971, SP4 Shamblin was the crew chief on a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 68-17175) from Battery E (Aviation), 82nd Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) on a reconnaissance mission in Cambodia when the aircraft was fired on by a hostile ground force with automatic weapons. At least one round entered the cockpit of the helicopter, fatally injuring SP4 Shamblin. The aircraft was able to continue flight and diverted to the nearest friendly medical facility. [Taken from vhpa.org, armyaircrews.com, and coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2016
POSTED BY: Lisa Tignor

The nights before...

I was less than 4 years old when he died. Yet somehow, I remember the night, days before he left for Vietnam, at my great grandmother's house. He was taking pictures of me and my cousin, Nita. It was an old box camera. Every Veteran's day, I think of him, but this is the first time I've googled his name.I'm glad to see others remember him. I would love to know more about him.
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POSTED ON 6.9.2016
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Kenneth Wayne Shamblin, Served with F Troop, 4th Calvary Regiment, 11th Aviation Brigade. Montani Semper Liberi !
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POSTED ON 4.9.2015
POSTED BY: Kenneth L Shamblin

He Went In My Place

When



When I was ordered to Viet Nam, my wife was hospitalized and seriously ill. My assignment was put on hold and I was given a temporary deferment. I was never sent to Viet Nam but in 1970 sent to Germany instead. I have always felt that Ken died in my place. I think of him daily and remember him in prayer. I would like to visit his burial site in the near future..







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POSTED ON 11.6.2014

Special guy

Dated kenny short while, in school. was such a nice guy, perfect gentleman! He seemed serious about me but I didn't feel the same :( His parents & my family have always been close! RIP my friend!
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