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Name: WO1 John William Brinkmeyer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/27/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 06/19/1946
Home City: New England, ND
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHB/4/77 ARA 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 38W-071
Short Summary: Shot down during an armed helicopter mission with LTC Bartholomew.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00611
Service number: W3161097
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 10/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 04/12/1998

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