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Courtesy of the
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association

SSG Ignacio Rios was killed by fratricide on 20 Oct 1968. His murder was never solved ... but some coward must live with what he did.
SP5 Johnell Witherspoon died on 4 Nov 1970 of non-hostile causes.
On May 30, 1970, two of our civilian Dynalectron employees, Charles 'Tex' Duke and Kit Mark, went for a motorcycle ride to the north of Pleiku. They were celebrating Tex's last day in-country; he was to go home the next day. They never returned and are still missing. Opinions are starkly divided as to what happened to them. They are believed to have happened upon a rocket launch site and attacked by either VC or NVA. The result of the attack remains unknown. One side believes they were killed on the spot; the other believes they were taken prisoner. If the former, their bodies were never recovered. If the latter, they were not repatriated after the war. May God bless them, whatever their fate.
For more information, Google either's name; you can read the arguments and decide for yourself.
Wall Rubbings Courtesy of VVA Chapter 172, Cumberland,
Kit Mark
18 AUG 1935  -  El Paso, TX  -  20 OCT 1968
25 JUN 1948  -  Independence, MO  -  23 SEP 1968
26 NOV 1941  -  Archer, FL  -  04 NOV 70
16 DEC 1937  -  Booneville, NC  -  23 SEP 1968
15 OCT 1945  -  Bessemer, AL  -  23 SEP 1968

Call summary between MAJ Charles P. Frinks and Dynalectron representative reporting Duke and mark missing and unaccounted for
Charles 'Tex' Duke