Name: WO1 James William Bruhn
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/15/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.1
Date of Birth: 10/09/1937
Home City: Alma, NE
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-9W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 12E-072
Short Summary: Killed by small arms as the ship touched down in the LZ while copilot in the lead ship in an ARVN CA near Tay Ninh.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13855
Service number: W3153365
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/27/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: WESTLAWN-HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK, OMAHA, NE
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 12/01/2000
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