Kenneth Jernigan Lewis
Specialist Four, United States Army
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 16, 1948 to February 16, 1969
Ken's name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, panel 32W, line 44.
While flying Command and Control for "Bulldog", commander of the
3/506 101st Airborne, Ken's aircraft took multiple small arms fire.
The damage caused the aircraft to have a hydraulic failure and crash
when they attempted to land at Phan Thiet.
Ken and I arrived in Vietnam about the same time and became crewchiefs at the same time.
I flew as Ken's gunner up until the day before his aircraft crashed.