NIEWENHOUS GERALD E JR

Name: WO1 Gerald E. Niewenhous, Jr. (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/22/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.3
Date of Birth: 09/14/1948
Home City: Rockville, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/5 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-083
Short Summary: Struck in chest by small arms fire.
Aircraft: AH-1G
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Small Arms Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/07/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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 08/20/1995


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