Name: CPT Arnold Wayne Luke
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.8
Date of Birth: 11/06/1941
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-2
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-001
Short Summary: Engine failure crashed and burned near Rach Kien. Co-pilot was WO1 Terry R. Jens.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00820
Call sign: Boomarang 26
Service number: O5329686
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Engine Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: ROSE HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, WHITTIER, CA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994
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