Name: CW2 Lawrence Joseph Babyak
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/29/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.2
Date of Birth: 09/24/1945
Home City: Van Nuys, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-002
Short Summary: Disintegrated in air near Quan Loi from 51 cal during rescue attempt of a Jaguar Yellow Bird, heavy Red Team w/ Kenneth A. Luse.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15188
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SAN FERNANDO MISSION CEMETERY, MISSION HILLS, CA
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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