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Name: WO1 Wilbur Leroy Mong
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.3
Date of Birth: 07/08/1942
Home City: East Amherst, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 39W-055
Short Summary: Mid-air during A/C ferry mission at Phuoc Vinh.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16983
Service number: W3161323
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 09/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
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 07/29/1995

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