Name: WO1 Mark Richard Holtom
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/26/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.5
Date of Birth: 03/26/1949
Home City: Baldwin City, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-093
Short Summary: Mid-air with another UH-1H 68-16123 while in formation.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15648
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 03/30/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FOREST LAWN-SUNNYSIDE MEM PARK, LONG BEACH, CA
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1995
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