Name: WO1 Rand Russell Merker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/26/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 01/02/1948
Home City: Northbrook, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/10 CAV 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-521/68-39
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 28W-050
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16441
Service number: W3162562
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/27/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
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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