Name: MAJ Frank Owen Bonnarens
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.6
Date of Birth: 02/11/1932
Home City: Browning, MO
Service: IN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 201 AVN
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 43W-033
Short Summary: Aircraft accident
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16015
Service number: O73613
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 2518 = 25 Aviation Staff Officer
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/05/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 14
Location: Darlac Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Major Bonnarens came to the 281st as part of an infusion program and served as the second Platoon Leader of the 145th Aviation Platoon for approximately two month before returning to the states in 1966. He was a 14-year army veteran from Browning, MO serving his second tour in Vietnam at the time of his death, which was the result of a non-hostile aircraft accident (OH-6 # 67-16015).
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: US MILITARY ACADEMY CEMETERY, WEST POINT, NY
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
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