Name: CW2 Albert Lewis Barthelme, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/15/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 07/19/1948
Home City: Towson, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-005
Short Summary: Shot down in Dak Seang while inserting ARVNs into LZ. Pilot Roger Miller taken prisoner. CE and gunner rescued by Billy McDonald.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16203
Service number: W3162704
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: DULANEY VALLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS, TIMONIUM, MD
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
This record was last updated on 07/25/1998
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