MORSE REGINALD GEORGE

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Name: WO1 Reginald George Morse
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/05/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.6
Date of Birth: 07/22/1934
Home City: Joanna, SC
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 129 AHC
Prior Unit: C/229 AHB
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-7
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16E-022
Short Summary: Hit power lines and crashed into Saigon river while flying a night mission in bad weather. See "Wings for the Valiant" page 163.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00986
Service number: W3153294
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 862B
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: drowning
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/25/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 14
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: NEWBERRY MEMORIAL GARDENS, NEWBERRY, SC
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 06/20/2002


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