Name: WO1 Carl Nacca, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/20/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 05/17/1949
Home City: Bakersfield, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV 5 INF
Prior Unit: C/3/17 CAV 70
Major organization: 5th Infantry Division
Flight class: 70-17/70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05W-126
Short Summary: Rolled in on a 14.5 AAA after a Scout took fire. Took hits and caught fire at 500 ft AGL. Crashed hard and burned. 1LT John Hunter AC.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15579
Call sign: Charlie Horse
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: 14.5 Anti-air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: door gunner
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/22/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XD695494
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: HILLCREST MEMORIAL PARK, BAKERSFIELD, CA
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 03/27/2000
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