Luscinski, James T.

James T. Luscinski died in Quang Tri Province (I Corps) South Vietnam on October 8, 1969 while on a rescue support mission in his AH-1G gunship for "D"; Company (the Redskins), 158th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Luscinski was flying a rescue support mission to locate another AH-1G that had crashed in bad weather in the A Shau Valley when enemy ground fire struck the tail rotor of his aircraft, causing it to spin and crash, killing both crewmembers. He was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and a Purple Heart.

James Timothy Luscinski is buried or memorialized at Stone River National Battlefield. James is honored on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 17w, Line 51.

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Bronze StarDistinguished Flying CrossPurple HeartSilver Star

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