Name: WO1 Michael Allen Mahowald
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/16/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 09/09/1945
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 361 AVN, (ESCORT)
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-523/68-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 22W-058
Short Summary: Clearing patrol on road by Ben Het with WO1 Mark Dennis Clotfelter (AC). Hit by small arms and crashed on bunker killing two NVA.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15763
Call sign: Panther
Service number: W3162676
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 05/10/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
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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