Saunders, Kenneth Wyeman, Jr., LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
6173-Helicopter Crew Chief, CH-53
Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Primary Unit
1992-1992, 22nd MEU
Service Years
1990 - 1992

Lance Corporal


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Thomas Rudolph (Rudy/Black Cloud) to remember Marine LCpl Kenneth Wyeman Saunders, Jr. (Beau).

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Home Town
Last Address
Hawthorne, Florida

Date of Passing
Nov 05, 1992
Location of Interment
Hawthorne Cemetery - Hawthorne, Florida
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  1992, In the Line of Duty

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LCpl. Saunders enlisted in the Marine Corps on 24 August 1990.

He was one of five men lost in the crash of his CH-53E (# 163064)  "Super Statllion" during night operations 37 miles east of the coast of the Canary Islands, North Atlantic.  The aircraft flew off the U.S.S. Guam (LPH-9).

Crewing a CH-53E helicopter while attached to HMM-261, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

1st Lt. Mark Gruber, co-pilot (remains recovered)
Capt. Jeffrey Wright, pilot (missing)
SSgt. Dennis R. Dwyer, crew chief (missing)
LCpl. Scott P. Paul (missing)
LCpl. Kenneth W. Saunders Jr., crew chief (missing)
Other Comments:
Nov 4, 1992 Lcpl Saunders was killed when the CH-53E that he was crewing went down off of the coast of the Canary Islands.

Bo you were a good friend and a great Marine. You will always be missed. Semper Fi

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HMM-26122nd MEU
  1992-1992, HMM-261
  1992-1992, 22nd MEU
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