Name: 1LT Noel Charles LaPlante
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/04/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 12/25/1946
Home City: Toledo, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 135 AHC, EMU
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-22
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-106
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15568
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/08/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XR163900
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, TOLEDO, OH
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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