Name: 1LT Michael Kent Nickerson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/14/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.3
Date of Birth: 12/30/1943
Home City: Indianapolis, IN
Service: regular component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 27W-080
Short Summary: Died of injuries when shot down and crashed into heavy trees during a medevac mission near Charlie Ridge.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 153361
Service number: 0100556
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 08/28/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 03
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
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