D CO, 2ND BN, 8TH CAV RGT, 1 CAV DIV
Army of the United States
25 October 1942 - 10 May 1972
New York, New York
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The database page for Kenneth Rosenberg
Ken was one of my best friends at Fort Benning, Georgia, where we taught Company and Platoon tactics together. I specialized in offense and he on defense.
We met again when we both went to Vietnam and he was company commander of Company D and I was assigned the base defense company. Unfortunately, shortly after I joined the unit, Ken's helicopter went down while he was riding with one of his platoons for a few days rest and recuperation.
I miss you, Ken; your keen wit, unlimited patience with me and unique insight. Thanks for being my close friend while you were able.
Captain Rosenberg, members of his CP, and 1st Platoon "White Skull" are listed on the Angry Skipper Honor Roll . There is also a memorial for the Helicopter crew and a link to their aviation company web site.
From the Angry Skipper (D2/8) Webmaster.
A Letter to my Dad,
I am sorry I never got to know you. I was seven years old when mom told me you were not coming home again. At the time I had no clue how that would affect the rest of my life. Growing up without you was difficult indeed, but the three of us managed to become geat people. You would be proud.
Love from your only daugther,
Note to anyone who served with or knew Kenneth:
From his daughter,
A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 10 May 1972 a flight of four CH-47A helicopters from the 362nd Aviation Company picked up troops from the 3d Bde, 1st Cav, at the Sandy Pad at Bien Hoa Army Base. The troops were being taken to Vung Tau for a three day in-country R&R. As the flight neared Long Thanh North airfield, other Chinooks in the flight watched helplessly as CH-47A tail number 64-13157 literally fell out of the sky. Since there had been an increase in NVA activity around An Loc, it was thought the CH-47 had been shot down but it was later learned that a blade retaining pin had failed, causing the main rotor to depart the aircraft. Thirty-four men died in the crash, 21 of them from D Company, 2nd Bn, 8th Cavalry.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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