Name: CPT Alfonso Roque Castro
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 02/16/1943
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 192 AHC
Prior Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-2
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-027
Short Summary: Crashed in "Zuc Me Pass" going from Dong Ba Thin to Dalat. Missing 3 years. Crew of 4 and 2-3 passengers.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16057
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Remains 7/9/73
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/03/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BP900830
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, WHITTIER, CA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 11/10/2000
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