Name: CW2 Oscar Lee Brittenum, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/16/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 07/17/1947
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 336 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-515/68-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-061
Short Summary: Received head shot wound during a gun run north of Vin Long.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15161
Call sign: T-bird
Service number: W3162946
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: BURR OAK CEMETERY, ALSIP, IL
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
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