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Name: WO1 Jesus De La Rosa, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/19/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 07/05/1942
Home City: San Antonio, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-5W/66-5
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-037
Short Summary: Mid-air with L-19 flown by CPT Charles Lester Getman. Johnny Long was with De La Rosa.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13891
Service number: W3153116
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/17/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 08/25/1996

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