Name: LTC Walter Leo Pritchard, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/12/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 34.3
Date of Birth: 12/22/1934
Home City: Pawtucket, RI
Service: AR branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/3/1/11 BDE 23 IN
Major organization: 11th Light Infantry Brigade
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-066
Short Summary: Died from head wound.
Service number: O75761
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1542 = 15 Infantry Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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