Name: WO1 Ward Lawrence Hooper, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/09/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 12/21/1945
Home City: Santa Ana, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/123 AVN 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-042
Short Summary: Aircraft accident. AC O3 COLVIN survived.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16220
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/15/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL PARK, WESTMINSTER, 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
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