Name: WO1 James Martin Colito, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/16/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 10/18/1944
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26E-078
Short Summary: Short shaft failure. Aircraft crashed and burned 16 Sep 67. Stybel died next day. CE E4 R.J. Giroux survived.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16494
Service number: W3156445
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/13/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, TACOMA, WA
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 07/25/1998
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