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Name: WO1 Benedicto Piosalan Bayron
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/16/1965 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.5
Date of Birth: 06/03/1934
Home City: Waianae, HI
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: 65-6W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03E-064
Short Summary: Appearently survived shoot down, but killed on the ground by enemy fire.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 62-12538
Service number: W3152512
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/16/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 12
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Malayan
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 05/24/1996

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