Name: WO1 Eric George Blantin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 04/13/1949
Home City: Newton, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-097
Short Summary: A/C exploded during preflight.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07776
Service number: W3163961
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Exploded
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: crew member
Started Tour: 04/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Location: Vinh Long Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NEWTON VILLAGE CEM, NEWTON, CT
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/01/1997
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