Name: WO1 Dwight A. Dedrick
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/31/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 08/15/1945
Home City: Delevan, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 282 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36E-005
Short Summary: Was seriously wounded in a bunker with other Hue Detachment 282 AHC pilots. All were evac but only Dedrick died of wounds.
Service number: W3156160
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 05/08/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 01
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY, DELEVAN, NY
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: warrant officer
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