Name: CW3 Frank Warren Cross (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/15/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 36.2
Date of Birth: 06/25/1932
Home City: Ft Belvoir, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 228 ASHB 1 CAV
Prior Unit: 178 ASHC 67-68
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44W-062
Short Summary: During maintenance run-up, rear rotor system malfunctioned, aircraft forced into a row of conex containers & exploded.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 61-19081
Service number: W2206008
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: pilot
Started Tour: 08/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 16
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FORT PIERCE CEMETERY, FORT PIERCE, FL
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 06/20/2009
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