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Name: 1LT James Louis Ante
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/03/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 08/17/1942
Home City: Covington, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-20
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 25E-091
Short Summary: Cargo door came loose and flew up into rotor blades at night with Rickey P. Mattern.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13722
Call sign: Thunderbirds
Service number: O5228401
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/15/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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