Name: 1LT Frank Walter Bengtson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/07/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 06/12/1949
Home City: Millbury, MA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-20
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-025
Short Summary: Hit with an RPG in Cambodia, with David Meyer.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16679
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/21/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIFE
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
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