Name: CPT Wilbur Dale Latimer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/19/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 05/23/1944
Home City: Searcy, AR
Service: AR branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Prior Unit: 71 AHC 67-68
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-7
Service: AR branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-055
Short Summary: Gun shot wounds in right shoulder and left flank.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16161
Call sign: Firebird
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1203 = 12 Tank Unit Commander
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/16/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD313102
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: GUM SPRINGS CEM, SEARCY, AR
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
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