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Name: WO1 John Ralph Frongillo
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/15/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 2 days later on 05/17/1969.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 01/06/1949
Home City: Woburn, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-030
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16657
Service number: W3164140
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: fixed wing aircraft
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 05/05/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 09/07/2011

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