Name: WO1 Rupert A. Funderburk, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 10/20/1946
Home City: Monroe, NC
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: 69-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-085
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07922
Service number: W3162888
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 06/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: LAKELAND MEMORIAL PARK, MONROE, NC
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 08/20/1995
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