Name: 1LT John Roach Lake, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 08/08/1944
Home City: Miami, FL
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 4 INF DIV
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-029
Short Summary: Tail rotor failure - crashed in the trees.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 68-17232
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Tail Rotor Fail
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/01/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: VISTA MEMORIAL GARDENS, HIALEAH, FL
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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