Name: WO1 Dean Allen Harig
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/17/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 05/20/1947
Home City: Superior, NE
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-016
Short Summary: Wire strike on Saigon River near Bien Hoa with Fredrick Simeonoff.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17706
Service number: W3165179
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 08/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, SUPERIOR, NE
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 08/20/1995
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