Name: WO1 Clark Russell Pedersen (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/23/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 05/30/1948
Home City: Steger, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 11 GS 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-43
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-049
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
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: 03/25/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 08/23/2002

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