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Name: WO1 Ross James Paterson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/16/1966 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.7
Date of Birth: 05/30/1943
Home City: Palatine, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/2/20 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 65-8W
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 05E-040
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14024
Service number: W3152623
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062D = Helicopter Pilot, Medium Transport
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 07/29/1994

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