Name: WO1 Raleigh L. Hewitt II
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/10/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 4 days later on 11/14/1967.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 11/25/1945
Home City: Kenosha, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC, 17 CAG
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29E-095
Short Summary: Gunship escorting slicks when 23mm opened up. He said "I got it" & rolled in with 36 rockets. 23mm hit tail boom & it folded. memo
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00594
Call sign: Croc 9
Service number: W3154606
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: 23mm Anti-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 12/08/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
Hewitt got the 23MM gun with his rockets near Dak To. He lived 3 days and died from burns. Bob Taylor 119 AHC.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ALL SAINTS CEMETERY, KENOSHA, WI
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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