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Name: 1LT Michael S. Lane
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/05/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 08/07/1943
Home City: Lancaster, SC
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-16
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 37E-038
Short Summary: Assigned to fly C&C for 1/50 Mech Bn Co. Tried to leave LZ English in bad weather. Instrument T/O caused crash into revetment W/Morley
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16695
Service number: O5420619
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Started Tour: 11/05/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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