Name: WO1 Joseph Frank Erickson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.6
Date of Birth: 07/15/1950
Home City: Central Lake, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 155 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-27
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-048
Short Summary: Trail ship on a graduation exercise insert for the ARVN ranger training group at Nha Trang. Found bullet holes in tail boom. W/Dolik.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00518
Call sign: Falcon 484
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/18/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SOUTHERN CEMETERY, CENTRAL LAKE, MI
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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