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Name: CW2 Alejandro Makintaya
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/11/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.3
Date of Birth: 06/06/1941
Home City: Ft Worth, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 361 AVN
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-5W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-014
Short Summary: On way back from Vung Tau after a tail rotor change, crashed in bad weather. Took three days to find.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15816
Call sign: PANTHER
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 671C = Aircraft Repair Technician, Rotary Wing Rated
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/21/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BR295505
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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 08/27/1997

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