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Name: MAJ Paul Richard Karas
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/03/1967 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 32.4
Date of Birth: 09/06/1934
Home City: Alexandria, VA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC
Prior Unit: HHC/11 CAB
Major organization: other
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14E-112
Short Summary: Result of ground fire.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00908
Call sign: VULTURE 5
Service number: O4074709
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1481
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: mines
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/14/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 16
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Was XO of 162 AHC when killed.

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 12/01/2000

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