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Name: CW2 Marvin Maurice Leonard
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 02/15/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 35.0
Date of Birth: 02/01/1936
Home City: Grand Rapids, MI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/159 ASHB 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 67-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-107
Short Summary: Sling load hit & exploded while going into wrong LZ A/C broke in two & crashed. See Taylor, Fivelson.
Aircraft: CH-47C tail number 67-18506
Call sign: REGARD 25
Country: Laos
MOS: 100C = Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Laos-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: explosive devices
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/25/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: XD369437
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: unknown
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 11/04/2010

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