Name: CW2 Owen Tetsumi Hirano
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.6
Date of Birth: 02/23/1945
Home City: Honolulu, HI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 118 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-056
Short Summary: Crashed in bad wx after staying on location until 20 min fuel light looking for survivors of A/C betw Long Binh & Xuan Loc w/ Robt Mason
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00530
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 03/25/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEM OF THE PACIFIC, HI
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: warrant officer
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