Name: 1LT Peter Charles Forame
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 12/19/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 05/21/1947
Home City: Mc Lean, VA
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: ACT/11 ACR
Major organization: 11th Armored Cavalry
Flight class: 71-20
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-089
Short Summary: Shot down by 30 & 50 cal and burned.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16347
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Cambodia-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/05/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XU026248
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA (IMO)
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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