Name: WO1 John Ernest Anderson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.3
Date of Birth: 03/22/1949
Home City: Columbus, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-027
Short Summary: During recon by fire a camoflauged target turned out to be a 250 pound U.S. bomb and it blew up.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16566
Service number: W3162523
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
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: 03/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: PINE HILL CEMETERY, COLUMBUS, GA
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 09/24/1996
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