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Name: WO1 Stephen Paul Finke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/05/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 08/01/1949
Home City: St Louis, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/158 AHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-39/69-37
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-101
Short Summary: Continued gun run after taking hits. Exploded in mid air.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15634
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/05/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of God
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 10/25/1997

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