Name: CW2 Roland Louie Florio
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/15/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 04/06/1948
Home City: Massapequa, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-017
Short Summary: Wire strike, crash and burn while searching for a downed Dustoff helicopter.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00779
Service number: W3157064
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/30/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT155113
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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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