Name: CPT Alvie Junior Ledford, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/13/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.7
Date of Birth: 08/07/1945
Home City: Afton, OK
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-4
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27W-075
Short Summary: Exploded at 2500 ft nw of fire support base birgham. only ledford's chest cavity found. see pierson & refno 1425.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15677
Service number: O5426616
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YC750640
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: HICKORY CEM, DELEWARE CTY OK
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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