Name: WO1 Willard Spencer Lund
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/18/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 09/30/1946
Home City: Bayport, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-070
Short Summary: Rotor separation, crash and fire.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15580
Call sign: Stogie 44
Service number: W3159673
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/20/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Long An Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: RESTLAND MEMORIAL PARK, EAST HANOVER, NJ
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
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