Name: LTC Floyd Warren Olsen
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 04/21/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Declared dead on 05/01/1978.
Age at death: 29.6
Date of Birth: 09/03/1938
Home City: Wheaton, IL
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 17 AHC, 10 CAB 16 CA
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 51E-024
Short Summary: Shot down by AAA fire near A Shau valley during recovery mission in marginal weather. W/Link. Removed from MIA list 1 May 78.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-01209
Call sign: Fosdick 5
Service number: 5514886
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown or not reported
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 10/20/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YD481033
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single 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: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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