Name: 1LT Walter John Panamaroff
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/15/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.1
Date of Birth: 01/21/1944
Home City: Lompoc, CA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-20
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44E-061
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-07830
Service number: O5244716
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: pilot
Started Tour: 01/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 04
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, LOMPOC, CA
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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