Name: CW2 John Ramsey Bregler (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/17/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 01/24/1949
Home City: Tampa, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 254 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 69-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-004
Short Summary: Shot down or crashed on pinacle south of Tuy Hoa supporting ROK. KIAs Mears, Engelhardt
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15466
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/09/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Phu Yen Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MYRTLE HILL MEMORIAL PARK, TAMPA, FL
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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