Name: WO1 Michael Alan Lamusga
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/02/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 02/11/1950
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 70-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03W-064
Short Summary: Died of injuries received when LOH had a wire strike flying to the OA after refueling.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17905
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/05/1971
"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.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT319117
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
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 08/27/1997
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