Name: WO1 Bernardino Francis Genchi
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/22/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 10/22/1945
Home City: North Babylon, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, EMU
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-033
Short Summary: Tail rotor failure near Vinh Long. Pilot WO1 Allen Eugene Starr.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17375
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/13/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Vinh Long Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married 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 07/28/1994
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