Name: CW2 John Thomas Orrico
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/02/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 07/04/1948
Home City: Ridgefield, CT
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC, 3 PLT GUNS
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-035
Short Summary: Main rotor separation outside of Rach Gia, Mekong Delta with Douglas Campbell.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15219
Call sign: Bounty Hunter
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Main Rotor Loss
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARYS CEMETERY, RIDGEFIELD, CT
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 07/28/1994
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