Name: 1LT Vernon Fletcher Hovey III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/05/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.0
Date of Birth: 06/16/1946
Home City: Schenectady, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-28/69-26
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-014
Short Summary: Aircraft hit by RPG while supporting an infantry unit in the Ashau valley. Observer also killed.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16405
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/07/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MOST HOLY REDEEMER CEMETERY, NISKAYUNA, NY
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: officer
This record was last updated on 03/23/1998
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