Name: CW2 Norman Dwane Auten
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/18/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.0
Date of Birth: 08/11/1940
Home City: Kingsville, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 65-4W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-058
Short Summary: Hit by a friendly artillery illumination round at night with James G. Hodgskin,Jr. Wasson & A/C Gramke were in second AH-1G.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15765
Call sign: Rebel
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Friendly Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 08
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: CHAMBERLAIN CEMETERY, KINGSVILLE, 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 08/28/2000
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