Name: WO1 Charles Arthur Businda
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 06/08/1950
Home City: Orrtanna, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-47
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-023
Short Summary: Near the Mang Yang Pass between Anh Khe and Pleiku.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16586
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 03/18/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY, PA
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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