Name: WO1 Ronald Michael Cederlund
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/03/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 03/20/1947
Home City: Chicago, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-503/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 45W-031
Short Summary: Gun ship shot down while supporting a combat operation near Rach Kien (9th Div. AO) south of Siagon
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00613
Call sign: Boomerangs
Service number: W3159513
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: 05/27/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ALL SAINTS CEMETERY, DES PLAINES, IL
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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