Name: WO1 Lawrence John Herman III (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/07/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.1
Date of Birth: 04/14/1950
Home City: Ozark, AL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-11/69-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-124
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16396
Call sign: Lucky Star
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/18/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 06/20/1992
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