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Name: WO1 Walter Andrew Carpenter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/08/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 12/08/1947
Home City: Binghamton, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-073
Short Summary: While working a ridge line due west of Phan Thiet, both Carpenter & Observer SGT David Phillips wounded causing them to crash and burn.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07823
Service number: W3160146
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: pilot
Started Tour: 06/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 05/25/1998

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