Name: WO1 Michael Woodrow Hunter
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/28/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 01/23/1944
Home City: Ann Arbor, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-9
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-075
Short Summary: During a gun run, the rotor shaft was hit by a 50 cal roung causing the main rotor to separate.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-17057
Service number: W3165976
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/14/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: SWEDISH MISSION CEM, LEELANAU CO, MI
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 07/16/2002
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