Name: WO1 Ronald Clark Fields
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/04/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 05/12/1944
Home City: Dayton, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37E-021
Short Summary: Shot down near Hue. AC O'Connor became POW.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09561
Service number: W3156475
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/06/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD691248
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Church of Christ
Burial information: DAYTON MEMORIAL PARK, DAYTON, OH
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
This record was last updated on 07/27/1996
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