Name: WO1 Willard Harley Burkhart
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/05/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.9
Date of Birth: 03/03/1943
Home City: Helton, KY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/9 AVN 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-13/68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33W-061
Short Summary: Either - shot down while making low level bridge recon flight pass?? or passenger fastened seat belt over collective, crashed & drowned?
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16502
Service number: W3161503
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/29/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: WILSON CEMETERY, HELTON, KS
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 07/29/1995
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