Helicopter Accidents

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Osan AB, Korea
22 Oct 1973

A USAF HH-3E assigned to Det. 13, 41st ARRWg. at Osan AB, Korea crashed into a mountain near Osan AB while conduction a routine night training sortie.

Killed in the crash were:
Lt. Col. Joseph Mudd (P)
2nd Lt. Larry Thorson (CP)
SSgt. Jerry Sorentino (FE)
SSgt Robert P. Koecher (PJ).

This entire crew were decorated Vietnam War combat veterans.

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