Name: WO1 Michael John Dickus
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 10 days later on 07/18/1970.
Age at death: 19.9
Date of Birth: 08/31/1950
Home City: Hammond, IN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-027
Short Summary: Left seat observer during orientation to scout platoon when A/C took intense ground fire near LZ English 7/8/70. Died of burns in Japan
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16134
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
CPT B. J. Speare (Red 12) was giving the orientation and also received serious wounds and was later retired because of them. From: Barry Speare
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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