Name: WO1 Curtis Lee Andersen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/13/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 03/06/1944
Home City: Lake Preston, SD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-044
Short Summary: Both LOHs of A Trp team hit by AA fire while on a VR near Duc Lap. One crashed killing Andersen & WO1 T. Jacobs. Other LOH landed OK.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-14412
Service number: W3160033
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YU862813
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: LAKE PRESTON CEMETERY, LAKE PRESTON, SD
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 02/21/1994
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