Name: CW2 Stephen Anthony De Santis
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 07/07/1946
Home City: Waterbury, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-074
Short Summary: Hit mountain top IFR at night while getting radar help from Phy Cat AFB.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17257
Service number: W3160733
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 671C = Aircraft Repair Technician, Rotary Wing Rated
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: 10/21/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
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 10/24/1997
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