Name: LT John Leon Abrams
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/13/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.3
Date of Birth: 03/16/1940
Home City: Menomonie, WI
Service: regular component of the U.S. Navy.
Unit: HA(L)-3 DET 1
Service: U.S. Navy.
The Wall location: 52W-021
Short Summary: Shot down by 50 cal. Transmission seized at 800 ft with Jim Romanski.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-12515
Service number: 658619
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1310 = Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 03/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Ba Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SPRING HILL CEMETERY, MILWAUKEE, WI
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