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Name: WO1 Roy Kenneth Corlew
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/12/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 08/09/1944
Home City: Granville, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 52W-018
Short Summary: Engine failed after night launch from LZ Sharon. Huey hit at high speed, immediately exploded and burned.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14037
Service number: W3159094
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/18/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 08/27/1997

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