Name: 1LT Joseph Breski, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/06/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 09/30/1947
Home City: Kittanning, PA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-524/68-44
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 23W-083
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15585
Service number: O5256836
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LAWN HAVEN CEMETERY, EAST FRANKLIN TWP, PA
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
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