Name: CPT Mark Afflerbach
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 07/08/1945
Home City: Levittown, PA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-28
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-030
Short Summary: Main rotor separation 5 klicks south of Quang Tri see WO1 Hyrum Port.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 69-16438
Call sign: White
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/27/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD187420
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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