Name: 1LT Stephen Babuljak
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/04/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 01/08/1947
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-2
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37W-037
Short Summary: Shot down while at hover kicking out ammo over jungle for unit under heavy fire.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17746
Call sign: Killer Spade 18
Service number: O5337846
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/06/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MIAMI MEMORIAL PARK, MIAMI, FL
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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