Name: CPT Alexander Johnson, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/05/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 29.5
Date of Birth: 02/22/1939
Home City: Van Buren, AR
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-16
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 45W-042
Short Summary: Crashed in the rain at night between Saigon and Can Giouc. Both the pilot and CE were killed by flames after the rocket pods exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09511
Service number: O5420470
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 11/03/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: FORT SMITH NATIONAL CEMETERY, FORT SMITH, AR
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 07/20/1996
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