Name: WO1 Anthony Brian Battel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/28/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 07/20/1947
Home City: Oradell, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-073
Short Summary: While flying high cover, rolled in on target then hit by .51 cal in main rotor mast causing it to separate at 2500 feet.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17057
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
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: 08/10/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARK, PARAMUS, NJ
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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