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Name: WO1 Ernest Victor Hensel, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/17/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.5
Date of Birth: 08/24/1943
Home City: Hampton, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/10 CAV 4 INF
Prior Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV 66
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 65-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15E-055
Short Summary: Shot down by anti-aircraft fire while transitioning to low level to begin VR. Listed as MIA until 1Mar67.
Aircraft: OH-23G tail number 64-15313
Service number: W3152961
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 961B
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/16/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 03/26/2014

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