Name: WO1 Steven Ralph Burch
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/25/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 8 days later on 03/05/1971.
Age at death: 19.7
Date of Birth: 06/15/1951
Home City: St Paul, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-023
Short Summary: Crashed in an LZ near LZ Scotch during Lam Son 719 on 02/25/71 with Patrick D. Erb - burned and died in Japan 03/05/71 of pneumonia.
Aircraft: UH-1 tail number 68-15403
Call sign: Dolphins
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 101B = Fixed Wing Pilot, Single Engine
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD934585
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 06/20/1992
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