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Name: WO1 Martin Yale Namer
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/08/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 13 days later on 10/21/1969.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 06/14/1948
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/3/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17W-103
Short Summary: Shot down by small arms fire and died about a week later from infections.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16329
Call sign: SILVER SPUR 13
Service number: W3164618
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/25/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 01
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
Marty Namer was in A 3/17. I flew in to cover him just after he got shot down. Marty Namer was a fairly new scout with the call sign Silver Spur 13. He was superstitious and did not care for the #13 but flew with it anyway. He was shot down in the "Run Sat area" (excuse the spelling) by small arms fire and went down in the mud and water. They medevaced him to the hospital but because of infections he died a week or so later. From: Bob Scurzi, Spur 15, A/3/17, 1969

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Jewish
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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