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Name: CPT Arthur Robert Herndon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.3
Date of Birth: 08/19/1939
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-6
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-078
Short Summary: With WO1 Thomas L. Forsythe and SP4 David L. Eggleston. Crew chief SP4 Amos survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16517
Call sign: PHOENIX
Service number: O5326902
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/21/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 12
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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