Name: CW2 Elmer Dale Lauck
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/11/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 11/28/1941
Home City: Torrington, WY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 189 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44E-018
Short Summary: Engine failure crash and burn near Kontum.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00693
Call sign: Avenger 1
Service number: W3153283
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/27/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: VALLEY VIEW CEMETERY, TORRINGTON, WY
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
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