Name: WO1 Lenton Eugene Mizer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/15/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 02/10/1950
Home City: El Dorado, KS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-7/70-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-020
Short Summary: Loss of power while flying low level up a steep ravine. Struck ground rolled and exploded at BS 546724. LT Joseph R. Brandt survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00646
Call sign: Sharks
Country: South Vietnam
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: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/31/1970
"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: BS546724
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUNSET LAWN CEMETERY, EL DORADO, KS
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 07/27/1996
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