Name: CW2 Anthony Joseph Mensen
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/22/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 01/20/1950
Home City: Sauk Centre, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 54 MED DET
Major organization: MACV advisors
Flight class: 70-27/70-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-048
Short Summary: After picking up ARVN wounded at night, crashed into mountainside SW of Chu Lai in very bad weather. Only two PAXs survived the crash.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15080
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: BS370895
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST ALEXIUS CEMETERY, WEST UNION, MN
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 11/14/2002
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