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Name: WO1 John Frederick Holz (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 03/22/1941
Home City: Harrisburg, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Prior Unit: 188 AHC 67
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-4QC
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-023
Short Summary: Engine failure at 200 ft during takeoff from Phouc Vinh loaded with troops. Crashed inside the wire. With Larry Harke.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09987
Service number: W3153989
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/27/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 07/28/1994

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