Name: 1LT Albert Lewis Koon
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/15/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.8
Date of Birth: 07/24/1946
Home City: Lancaster, OH
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-12/68-18
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24W-017
Short Summary: Night fire fight with 50 cal at Tay Ninh while flying back seat with William C. Donics.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15814
Service number: O5247722
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: FOREST ROSE CEMETERY, LANCASTER, OH
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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