Name: WO1 Dean Franklin Bolhouse
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/02/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.9
Date of Birth: 02/21/1940
Home City: Watertown, SD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-5/68-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-019
Short Summary: Picked up Sellner and Jantz. Lost tail rotor and spun in on way back to Cu Chi. Other maint. officer flew other UH-1C back to Cu Chi.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00968
Call sign: Beekeeper
Service number: W3160423
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/12/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 10
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MOUNT HOPE CEM, WATERTOWN, SD
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 07/28/1994
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