Name: WO1 Rocky D. Armstead
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/05/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 03/30/1946
Home City: Monahans, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-039
Short Summary: Went inverted in IFR weather at night returning to Mai Loc from aborted MEDEVAC.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19515
Call sign: Eagle Dustoff
Service number: W3164372
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 07/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: MONAHANS CITY CEMETERY, MONAHANS, TX
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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