Hoffman, Kenneth James, Capt

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Last Rank
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1968

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Northport
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1968
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50W 006, Cemetery Unknown

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
483rd Tactical Airlift Wing457th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1967-1968, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing
  1967-1968, 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-7 Caribou  
  1967-1968, C-7 Caribou
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Date: 25 July 1968
Aircraft: C-7B 63-9761
Unit: 457 TAS, 483 TAW
Base: Cam Ranh Bay
Crew: Capt Kenneth James Hoffman (KIA
A1C Gary Raymond McKendrick (KIA)
2 crew, names unknown (survived)
Description: A Caribou crashed near Pleiku when the pilot lost control as it was flying close to the stall. The aircraft struck a tree and fell to the ground killing two of the four crew." Source: http://www.c-7acaribou.com
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Tour Start Date: 17 Nov 1967
Unit: 457th TAL SQ
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