Name: 1LT Brian Anthony Horinek
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/30/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 07/21/1946
Home City: Newkirk, OK
Service: AD branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-10
Service: AD branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-015
Short Summary: Wire strike accident while returning to Xuan Loc. Entire crew killed. E4 S.S. Denike, E3 H.W. Bramlett.
Aircraft: OH-58A tail number 68-16964
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/31/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
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
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: NEWKIRK CEMETERY, NEWKIRK, OK
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
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994
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