Name: WO1 Marcus Ray Asplund
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/27/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 17 days later on 08/13/1968.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 12/01/1945
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-005
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09564
Service number: W3157709
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/15/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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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