Name: CPT Martin Vincent Fanning
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/24/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 08/03/1947
Home City: Albuquerque, NM
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-50
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-007
Short Summary: Engine failure on take off from firebase with WO1 Gabriel Augus Jeffries, Jr.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15692
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/31/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YS799955
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOUNT CALVARY CEMETERY, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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