Name: WO1 James Milton Benicek
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/29/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.0
Date of Birth: 10/02/1950
Home City: Racine, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: E/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-100
Short Summary: Shot down while flying white team recon near Testicles SE of Phonc Vinh, crashed inverted in bomb crater and exploded on impact .
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16342
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, RACINE, WI
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 07/20/1996
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