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Milton George Kelsey

Born 16 Oct 1943, Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Mark C & Mary L Kelsey
Schools Attended
Branch of Service Marine Corps
Additional Identifiers Commissioned or Warrant Officer
Killed in Action
Service Timeframe June 1965 - 14 Nov 1967
War/Conflict Vietnam War 1964-1975
Principal Units and Locations



United States Marine Corps

Military Awards and Decorations

Purple Heart Medal

In country.


Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota.

Milton enlisted in the Marines Reserves 11 June 1965,at a Mankato Recruiting Office. Arriving in Vietnam 21 May 1967 Milton was

assigned to VMO-3,MAG,1st Marine Air Wing. He was the pilot of a UH-1E #153757 that for unknown reasons crashed and exploded,9 kilometers west northwest of the Hue Citadel. Milton died as a result multiple injuries to the body along with 2 crew members and 2 passengers on board. Survived by his parents, Mark C & Mary L Kelsey of Rural Route #1, Madelia,MN and a brother; Maynard J Kelsey of 667 Steward Ave, South St Paul,MN.


Home of Record: Madelia, MN

Date of birth: 10/16/1943


Service Branch: United States Marine Corps

Grade at loss: O3

Rank: Captain

Promotion Note: None

ID No: 092134

MOS or Specialty: 7563: PILOT HMH/M/L/A (I)

Length Service: 04

Unit: VMO-3, MAG-36, 1ST MAW, III MAF


Start Tour: 05/21/1967

Incident Date: 11/14/1967

Casualty Date: 11/14/1967

Age at Loss: 24

Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam

Remains: Body recovered

Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright

Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Pilot

Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

Status Date: Not Applicable; was not MIA

Status Change: Not Applicable; was not MIA

Repatriated: Not Applicable; was not MIA

Identified: Not Applicable; was not MIA