Name: WO1 Wayne Howard Hedemann
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.2
Date of Birth: 02/22/1945
Home City: Kealakekua, HI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 334 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-35/69-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-032
Short Summary: Hit by ground fire. Wayne shot in throat while covering a downed A/C in Angel's Wing (XT1313), Pucci the A/C flew to Tay Ninh.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15091
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/24/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: CHRIST CH EPISCOPAL, KEALAKEKUA, HI
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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