Name: CPT Martin Wayne Gronborg, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 12/14/1945
Home City: Omaha, NE
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-010
Short Summary: Took RPG in cockpit while working a bunker area on the beach near the DMZ in I Corps. The observer was also killed.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07781
Service number: W3156503
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: RPG in Cockpit
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: rockets or missiles or torpedoes
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 12/29/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - P I D
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD299748
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
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: officer
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