Name: WO1 Leonard J. Kowalski, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/12/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.4
Date of Birth: 04/05/1945
Home City: Middleton, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/228 ASHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-31/69-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-058
Short Summary: Bolt came out of pitch axis SAS link. Descended to 500 ft & rolled inverted and crashed.
Aircraft: CH-47A tail number 66-19064
Call sign: Longhorn
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/31/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Long Khanh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FULTON CENTER CEMETERY, PERRINTON, MI
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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