BEECHER QUENTIN RIPPETOE

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Name: CW3 Quentin Rippetoe Beecher
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 06/11/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Declared dead on 06/05/1973.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 09/14/1942
Home City: Terre Haute, IN
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AVN 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-24
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 21E-093
Short Summary: Crashed in the sea east of Qui Nhon at night in bad weather.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 63-12958
Call sign: Rattlesnake
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: CQ555705
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Unitarian Universalist
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 07/31/2003


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