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Killed In Action, Missing In Action, & Died In Service
Herschel Lee Epps
PFC Epps died in South Vietnam on 1/17/1967 during the Vietnam War - Battle for Cu Chi as a member of HQ-HHC . The soldier's injury type or status was recorded as 'Non-Hostile Helicopter Crash, non crew'. Epps originated from Alton, Illinois .
On January 17, 1967, four Bobcats were killed when the helicopter they were passengers in crashed. All four helicopter crew members were also killed. The helicopter was on the return trip to Cu Chi Base Camp from a resupply mission to the battalion forward base when it developed mechanical problems.