Name: CPT Franklin Joe Hiner
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/25/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.4
Date of Birth: 01/14/1939
Home City: Ogden, UT
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 214 CAB
Prior Unit: 1/9 CAV 65
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 65-7
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 55W-035
Short Summary: Three aircraft mid-air (66-16601, 66-16592, & 66-16206) in bad weather.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16601
Call sign: Greyhound 3
Service number: O5321583
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/15/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: HILLCREST CEMETERY, COFFEE COUNTY, AL
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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