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Name: CW2 Chester Anthony Luc
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/10/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.5
Date of Birth: 04/20/1944
Home City: Freemont, OH
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC 326 MED 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-27/70-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-037
Short Summary: Crashed in Cau Hai Bay 8 km NW of Phu Loc.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16460
Call sign: DUSTOFF
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/19/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: ZD029061
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed at sea
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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
This record was last updated on 12/14/2015

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