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Name: WO1 Dennis Arthur Groth
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/19/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 01/21/1947
Home City: South St Paul, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 82 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-1/67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 40W-003
Short Summary: Crash at night after dropping off patient at 29 EVAC hospital.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-17010
Call sign: DUSTOFF
Service number: W3160054
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/18/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Phong Dinh Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 07/29/1995

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