Name: CPT Keith Allan Brandt
Status: Remains were returned on 7/90 from an incident on 03/18/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 05/07/1971.
Age at death: 30.2
Date of Birth: 12/27/1940
Home City: Bellingham, WA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 66-15
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-057
Short Summary: Shot down, crashed and burned leading slicks to surrounded ARVNs in Laos see Alan Boffman.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15077
Call sign: Hawk 16
Service number: W3154231
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/03/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: 01
Military grid coordinates of event: XD469392
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
This record was last updated on 07/21/2001
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