Name: CPT Leo John Huber III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/18/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 07/13/1944
Home City: New Orleans, LA
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV AMERICAL
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-6
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-043
Short Summary: Killed when the front cockpit of the Cobra was hit with several 51 cal rounds. CPT Henry was back seater.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15686
Service number: O5248033
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: fixed wing aircraft
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA
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
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