Name: CPT Michael John Blanscet
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/17/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 20 days later on 06/06/1970.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 12/03/1948
Home City: Merriam, KS
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: E/82 ARTY 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-50
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-018
Short Summary: Shot down near Phuc Vinh. Gunner T.B. Broman survived.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16096
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FT LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, KS
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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