Henderson, Hal Kent, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1444A-Forward Air Controller
Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 504th Tactical Air Control Group
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt D.L. Kimbrow (Skip) to remember Henderson, Hal Kent, 1st Lt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Aug 02, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Sunset Hills Cemetery - Bozeman, Montana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 086

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of Graduates USAFAVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Association of Graduates USAFA
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3560th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)20th Tactical Air Support Squadron504th Tactical Air Control Group
  1967-1968, 0006, 3560th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1969-1969, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1969-1969, 504th Tactical Air Control Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force Academy
  1963-1967, United States Air Force Academy4
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  O-2 Skymaster  
  1967-1968, T-38 Talon
  1969-1969, O-2 Skymaster
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lieutenant Henderson was killed on 2 August 1969 when his observation O-2A aircraft collided with an army CH-47 helicopter near Chu Lai, about 5 miles NE of Tam Ky Vietnam, while en route to a visual reconnaissance mission.

The CH-47 was climbing through approximately 3000 feet when it was hit from the left rear by Henderson's O-2 which was in the process of making a left turn. Both aircraft partially disentegrated in mid-air, fallingl to the ground, out of control. The remains of the Chinook were almost totally consumed by fire. Crew of both aircraft were lost.

He was working with the 101st Division in that area, flying out of Chu Lai AB at the time of his loss.

U.S. Army helicopter crew losses were: Helicopter CH-47C 67-18513, C Company, 159th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. 101st Airborne Division.
CW2 Albert A. Vaquera, aircraft commander
WO1 Thomas L. Dives, Jr. , pilot
SP4 James S. Stacey, crew chief
SP4 Daniel A. Irelan, crew chief
SP4 Thomas K. Ryan, gunner
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