Name: CW2 Stephen Russell Peterson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/23/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 33.4
Date of Birth: 11/28/1935
Home City: Newhall, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1 AVN 1 INF
Major organization: 1st Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-501
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-034
Short Summary: Night mid-air with a 173 slick. Peterson had already turned in flight gear. Took standby for another pilot.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15203
Service number: W3160264
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 05/02/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 03
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: FT ROSECRANS NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN DIEGO CA
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
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