Name: WO1 John Alvin Berry (posthumously promoted)
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 12/05/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 02/14/1946
Home City: Naturita, CO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/1 BDE 1 CAV
Prior Unit: C/229 AVN
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-505/68-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37W-044
Short Summary: While flying lead scout supporting 1/7th Cav Bn, received intense enemy fire, went inverted, crashed and exploded. Aircraft burned compl
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16341
Call sign: STING RAY WHITE
Service number: W3160705
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT973722
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NUCLA-NATURITA CEM, NUCLA, CO
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
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