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Name: WO1 Steven William Goelz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/24/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 07/18/1949
Home City: Morton, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-23/70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-002
Short Summary: Crashed on short final to An Loc from about 20 feet after witnesses heard an explosion and saw a fire. W/WO1 Bennett, E4 Green, E4 Keys
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16038
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT760891
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEMETERY, BECHYN, MN
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 07/29/1994

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