Name: WO1 Jay Steven Aston
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 07/18/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 05/16/1949
Home City: Rocky River, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-109
Short Summary: Shot down during extraction of 4 people from a classified area. Aston KIA by head shot. Other 3 survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15671
Call sign: Black Widows
Service number: 11689366
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIFE
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (IMO)
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 11/26/1996
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