Name: CPT Walter Louis Hall (posthumously promoted)
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 06/10/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 02/25/1940
Home City: Old Town, ME
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AML
Major organization: other
Flight class: 62-8
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-005
Short Summary: Rotor head hit by mortar round on take off from 2nd CA at Dong Xoai at 200 ft AGL, crashed and exploded. See Saegaert.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08557
Call sign: Blue Thunderbird 2
Service number: O5010586
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
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
This record was last updated on 09/12/2011
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