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Name: WO1 Walter Larry Ferrell
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/27/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 10/21/1946
Home City: Vashon, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-092
Short Summary: Died of injuries received when Huey crashed while inserting a LRRP team in a 100 foot hole LZ. Unit = HHT/2/17 CAV or D/1/1 CAV?
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17330
Service number: W3162360
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 08/27/1997

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