Name: 1LT Ronald Bruce Churan
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.0
Date of Birth: 08/26/1948
Home City: Port Neches, TX
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-520/68-36
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-010
Short Summary: By incoming mortar at Quan Loi. Just finished 6 months in OH-6A.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1204 = 12 Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Primary cause: Mortar Attack
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 01/30/1969
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single 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: officer
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