Name: WO1 Walter James O'Neil (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/04/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 05/24/1947
Home City: West Newton, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/101 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 53W-011
Short Summary: Engine quit on fire fly mission. Night autorotation went well but hit rice paddy dike with WO1 Reynolds.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15239
Call sign: Blackangel
Service number: W3157147
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 08/25/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: NEWTON CEMETERY, NEWTON, MA
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 08/27/1997
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