Name: WO1 Gene John Olson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/03/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 12/11/1947
Home City: Minneapolis, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 15W-123
Short Summary: Took 51 cal through the inside of his leg near the crotch area. Bled to death enroute to MEDEVAC pad.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 68-15138
Service number: W3162802
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: PLEASANT VIEW MEM, BURNSVILLE MN
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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