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Name: CW2 Maury William Hearne
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/30/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.2
Date of Birth: 08/29/1947
Home City: Norwalk, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 48 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-11/68-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-005
Short Summary: Hit by RPG and lost portion of tail boom near Bu Prang out of LZ Kate being attacked by 500 NVA with CW2 Nolan Black, SP4 Canada.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08587
Call sign: JOKER
Service number: W3161288
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: RPG
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 05/25/1998

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