Name: WO1 Eric Reinhard Nordman
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/08/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.9
Date of Birth: 09/28/1942
Home City: Fairview, NJ
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-1
Service: U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09E-115
Short Summary: Returning to plantation near Pleiku at 2 am in heavy rain, hit ground while trying to follow a road to the base camp.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-09675
Service number: W3153019
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 04/18/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 03/28/1996
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