Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Hans N Gukeisen

Lead, South Dakota

May 9, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
31 Army CWO

571st Air Medical Company

Fort Carson, Colorado

Killed in a non-hostile incident when air medical helicopter crashed in the Tigris River.

AP News

Hans N. Gukeisen grew up in a military family. He joined the Army out of high school, served in the 1991 Gulf War and flew military helicopters. Gukeisen, who went to high school in Lead, S.D., was one of three soldiers killed May 9 in a helicopter crash during the rescue of an Iraqi child injured in an explosion.

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