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Name: 1LT Byron Kent Kulland
Status: Remains were returned on 04/29/94 from an incident on 04/02/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.4
Date of Birth: 11/09/1947
Home City: New Town, ND
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 196 LIB
Major organization: 196th Light Infantry Brigade
Flight class: 71-10
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-127
Short Summary: Shot down by NVA looking for downed Air Force pilot (Bat-21) near Dong Ha. W/WO1 John W. Frink. Lacelle aided in search. Buried 4/29/94
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17801
Call sign: BLUE GHOST
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: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/18/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD218628
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
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 08/20/1995

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