Name: WO1 Jeffrey R. Byrne
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 03/11/1948
Home City: Piscataway, NJ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/123 AVN 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40E-002
Short Summary: Shot down by automatic weapons fire climbing out of PZ on combat assault.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13845
Service number: W3158760
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/14/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: BEVERLY NATIONAL CEMETERY, 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
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