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Name: CW2 Ben Hervey Ide
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 30.7
Date of Birth: 04/13/1938
Home City: Marina, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 361 AVN, (ESCORT)
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 65-8W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 36W-045
Short Summary: 12.7, 37 mm, small arms on FOB mission in Laos about 20 klicks over border. He was front seater for 1LT Renner. Harper picked them up.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15605
Call sign: Panther
Service number: W3152600
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: 12.7 & 37 mm
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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 08/02/1997

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