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Name: WO1 James Walter Manthei
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 05/23/1950
Home City: Kewaskum, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-37/70-35
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-064
Short Summary: Tail rotor shot out covering ARVNs in Laos. Both pilots necks broken during the crash landing. W/David Lancaster.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15019
Country: Laos
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 02/15/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: CLASSIF
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of God
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

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