Name: WO1 John Joseph Becker, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/08/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Died 8 days later on 08/16/1966.
Age at death: 32.7
Date of Birth: 12/08/1933
Home City: Cincinnati, OH
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10E-012
Short Summary: Crash.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09675
Service number: W2216462
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew chief
Started Tour: 05/08/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ROSE HILL BURIAL PARK, ASHLAND, KY
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 03/28/1996
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