Name: 1LT Johnny William Benton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/25/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 05/14/1947
Home City: Jerome, ID
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 68-14
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-054
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16234
Service number: O5254228
Country: South Vietnam
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/21/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: JEROME CEMETERY, JEROME, ID
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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