Name: WO1 John Stephen Chrin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/13/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 06/24/1949
Home City: New Cumberland, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 71-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-038
Short Summary: Crash during night dustoff flight during monsoon rains in Seven Sisters Mtns on Cambodian border with Ronald Kenneth Schulz.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15514
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/06/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: WS006585
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: HOLY CROSS CEMETERY, LEBANON, PA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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