Name: WO1 Michael Nicholas Masuen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 19.3
Date of Birth: 04/20/1950
Home City: Spring Valley, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 19W-088
Short Summary: Kia as a helicopter passenger. hostile fire
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07922
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: observer
Started Tour: 08/06/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
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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