Name: CPT Benjamin R. Bostick IV
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/26/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot Passenger.
Age at death: 27.9
Date of Birth: 11/01/1942
Home City: Lexington, KY
Service: TC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 58 TC BN
Major organization: USARV
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-091
Short Summary: Aircraft caught in heavy monsoon rainstorm and forced to fly low level over water. While turning hit water and crashed. Two survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17858
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Offshore, MR 1 Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Non-rated maintenance officer.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: LEXINGTON CEMETERY, LEXINGTON, KY
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
This record was last updated on 07/30/1995
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