Name: WO1 Fred Antony Exner III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 05/09/1945
Home City: San Marino, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-099
Short Summary: Tail rotor failure at low airspeed caused him to spin into tripple canopy jungle. A/C caught on fire after about 10 min observer rescued
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16086
Service number: W3164135
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 08/20/1995
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