Name: WO1 Nicholas Richard Alexander (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/27/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 01/24/1947
Home City: Wesley, IA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-070
Short Summary: Died after being shot down during gun run on village near Cambodian border covering an ARVN unit. VC may have overrun ship.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15015
Call sign: Bandit
Service number: W3158732
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: 01/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT238290
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: EAST LAWN CEMETERY, ALGONA, IA
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
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