Name: 1LT Merlin George Orr
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/08/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 07/12/1945
Home City: Lexington, NE
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/25 AVN 25 INF
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 69-34/69-30
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-002
Short Summary: Same aircraft as Gary Frasher.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15058
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: ASH HOLLOW CEMETERY, LEWELLEN, NE
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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