Name: WO1 Benajmin Wayne Haire
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/20/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 03/26/1949
Home City: Jonesboro, GA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC, GUNS
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-519/68-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-059
Short Summary: Engine failure on climbout from Dak To. AC CW2 T. O. Gillis injured & sent stateside. Graysneck was on wing. No hostile fire.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00508
Call sign: Avengers
Service number: W3162432
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 01/13/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SHERWOOD MEMORIAL PARK, JONESBORO, GA
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 06/28/1991
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