Name: WO1 Andrew John Abramson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/23/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 09/23/1947
Home City: Lake Oswego, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-107
Short Summary: Engine failure at low altitude and speed causing crash and burn. Abramson was decapitated by rotor blade in cockpit.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15109
Service number: W3166065
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 09/12/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: RIVER VIEW CEMETERY, PORTLAND, OR
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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