Name: WO1 Barry Kenneth Alexander (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/22/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 09/11/1947
Home City: Clemson, SC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 71 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-513/68-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-124
Service number: W3161173
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/14/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SILVER BROOK CEMETERY, ANDERSON, SC
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/20/1993
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