Name: 1LT James Quinel Aydlett
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/11/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 04/21/1941
Home City: Akron, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 65-10
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-016
Short Summary: While carrying ARVN troops at 2500 feet, one of the troops popped off an M-79 round accidentally causing crash.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13724
Service number: O5225200
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/14/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, NORFOLK, VA
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: officer
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