Name: WO1 Larry Arnold Harke (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 12/16/1941
Home City: Seattle, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-022
Short Summary: Engine failure at 200 ft during takeoff from phouc vinh loaded with troops. crashed inside the wire. with john hoLZ.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09987
Service number: W3154173
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/21/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EVERGREEN-WASHELLI MEMORIAL PK, SEATTLE, WA
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 07/29/1994
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