Zenga, Ronald Paul, Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 14th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1969
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Winchester, MA
Last Address
Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jan 03, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Grove Cemetery - Medford, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35W 031

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets14th Air Commando Wing
  1968-1969, 98230, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1968-1969, 14th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  
  1968-1969, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Sgt. Zenga was initially trained in helicopter maintenance.  In December 1968, he volunteer to serve as a helicopter gunner. aboard a UH-1F Huey (# 63-13164) of the 20th Special Operations Squadron, 14th SOW out of Nha Trang,(Call sign: 'Dart'). The mission was to rescue a Special Forces team, but were shot down near Duc Lap. (Note another source states the aircraft was operating from Ban Me Thuot).

Sgt Zenga was pinned under the aircraft and died in the ensuing fire.


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