Name: WO1 Steven Reed Hanson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/24/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 10/27/1949
Home City: Fargo, ND
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV, 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 71-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-025
Short Summary: Shot down by small arms fire in northern I Corps. Was being extracted by rope from CH-47 when rope broke and he fell to his death.
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: not a crew member
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/24/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD253456
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: GARDENS OF MEMORY, KINSEY, AL
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
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