Click here for more information about this incident

Name: MAJ John Anthony Petric
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/02/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 31.8
Date of Birth: 05/02/1937
Home City: Cleveland, OH
Service: TC branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Prior Unit: 407 TC DET 162 AHC 68-69
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 30W-015
Short Summary: Mortar hit Flt Opns building during a night attack killing Petric and Dennis Coker. Commanding Officer of 191 AHC.
Service number: O86627
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 62520
Primary cause: Mortar Attack
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 05/11/1968
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 08
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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
This record was last updated on 05/25/1998

This information is available on CD-ROM.

Additional information is available on KIAs at

Please send additions or corrections to: The VHPA Webmaster Gary Roush.

KIA statistics

Return to the Helicopter Pilot KIA name list

Return to the KIA panel date index

Date posted on this site: 11/13/2023

Copyright © 1998 - 2023 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association