Name: WO1 James Warren Arvidson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/02/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 11/18/1944
Home City: Aitkin, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-503/67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50W-047
Short Summary: His first day as an A/C after being cleared by Art Price.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15055
Service number: W3159438
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/01/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: DIAMOND LAKE CEMETERY, AITKIN, MN
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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