Name: WO1 Frank A. "Chico" Murrietta
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/14/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 01/05/1945
Home City: Phoenix, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: other
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29E-096
Short Summary: Main rotor shot off at 1500 ft by AAA while serving as C&C ship. All killed when hit ground and exploded.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-01006
Service number: W3155094
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: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST FRANCIS CEMETERY, PHOENIX, AZ
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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