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Name: WO1 Ralph Angelo Moreira, Jr.
Status: Remains were returned on 09/21/90 from an incident on 03/05/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 06/19/1949
Home City: Beaver Falls, PA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 70-25/70-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-025
Short Summary: Shot down & burned going into LZ Sophia in Laos. See CPT Nelson.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17341
Call sign: AUCTION 16
Service number: 52864742
Country: Laos
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/16/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Military grid coordinates of event: XD346408
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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 08/20/1995

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