Name: WO1 Ronald Frank Boeing
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/07/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 02/21/1950
Home City: Richland Center, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/9 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 71-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-071
Short Summary: Shot down on pink team mission scramble. Broken neck because of not having shoulder harness hooked-Helicopter air casualty, pilot
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 69-15972
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/06/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT133323
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: WOODSTOCK CEM, WOODSTOCK, WI
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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