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Name: WO1 Orval Arthur Baldwin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/05/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 05/16/1945
Home City: Hillsboro, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-519/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-038
Short Summary: Appearantly went inverted in IFR weather. Bankson was flight school roommate. With WO1 Rocky Armstead.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-19515
Service number: W3163361
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/28/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: other religions (Hindu, Thai, etc.)
Burial information: BURR FOREST CEM, FOREST, WI
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 07/29/1995

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