Name: WO1 Milbert Walter Hamilton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/25/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.6
Date of Birth: 03/05/1944
Home City: Rapid City, SC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-117
Short Summary: Pilot in right seat hit by an RPG, the helicopter went inverted and crashed. The CE and G were thrown out and survived 50 ft. fall.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09738
Call sign: Kingsmen
Service number: W3165123
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: hostile dead - killed out-right
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY, STURGIS SD
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 06/12/2011
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