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Sgt. John Charles Tingley - Fallen

John Charles Tingley
Kathyrn, ND
County: Barnes
Vietnam - Fallen
Date of Loss: January 10, 1968 / Age: 21
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 128th Assault Helicopter Co, 11th Avn Bn, 12th Avn Group, 1 Avn Bde

In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

On 10 Jan 1968 a UH-1B (tail number 64-14011) from the 128th Assault Helicopter Company went down about 14 kilometers northeast of Trang Bang after being hit by small arms fire. The gunner, SP4 Stephen M. Childs, was able to get the other crewmen out of the wreckage and call for assistance using an emergency radio. The three survivors (WO Hartwell had been killed in the incident) were picked up by another helo, but that aircraft too was hit on lift-off, killing 64-14011's crew chief, SGT John C. Tingley.