Name: WO1 Zoltan Alajos Kovacs
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/10/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 28.6
Date of Birth: 10/26/1936
Home City: Berkley, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/82 AVN 173 ABN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-7W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02E-006
Short Summary: Shot down with 50 cal at Dong Xoai with Ray Galbraith. William R. Batchelder crew chief & Walter R. Gray door gunner.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 64-13607
Service number: W3152164
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: .51 Caliber
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/13/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/20/1995
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