Name: LJG Antonio Olivarez Ortiz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.6
Date of Birth: 05/30/1944
Home City: Pirtleville, AZ
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Navy.
Unit: HA(L)-3 DET 3
Service: U.S. Navy.
The Wall location: 06W-132
Short Summary: Crashed at WR31242 S/E of Kien Long. Hit ground inverted. Blade failure from blade overhaul errors at Bell w/ LTJG Buzzell.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-12929
Call sign: Seawolf 312
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1315 = Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Started Tour: 09/15/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: An Xugen Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: SACRED HEART CEMETERY, COCHISE CO, AZ
This record was last updated on 06/23/1991
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