Name: WO1 Freddie Nicklys Chase
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 1 days later on 03/14/1969.
Age at death: 19.5
Date of Birth: 09/23/1949
Home City: Newburyport, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-036
Short Summary: Was shot down on the 13th, received serious head wound defending their position, evacuated by Troop Cmdr, died in hospital on the 14th.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16455
Service number: W3163480
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: observer
Started Tour: 02/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Dinh Tuong Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YS172410
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY, CA
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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