Name: CW2 Isaac Yoshiro Hosaka
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/24/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.3
Date of Birth: 02/07/1949
Home City: Gardena, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-030
Short Summary: Hit by surface to air missle, broke in half, spun, & exploded. See CW2 J. R. Henn.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15836
Call sign: Blue Max
Service number: W3162786
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SA-7 Missle
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 04/21/1972
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT768786
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY, INGLEWOOD, CA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 02/21/1994
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