Name: CPT Burton Alexander Blanton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/30/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.4
Date of Birth: 10/30/1937
Home City: Charleston, SC
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 61-3
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06E-062
Short Summary: Shot down during a combat mission.
Service number: O5309016
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/15/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MARIETTA NATIONAL CEMETERY, MARIETTA, GA
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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