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Name: WO1 Ronald Lynn Martin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/01/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 02/08/1944
Home City: Corsicana, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 33E-014
Short Summary: Hit the side of An Khe pass in bad WX with WO1 Kretzchmar.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16629
Service number: W3155945
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 11/02/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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 07/28/1994

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