Name: CW2 Steven Merle Brown (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 09/13/1948
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-21/68-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-011
Short Summary: Killed slying a slick just days before end of his tour.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16871
Service number: W3163477
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Kien Phong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ROSEDALE AND ROSEHILL CEMETERY, LINDEN, NJ
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 08/25/1996
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