Name: WO1 Hugh Michael Pettit
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/10/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.2
Date of Birth: 01/16/1950
Home City: Shannon, MS
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 68 MED DET
Major organization: USARV
Flight class: 70-17/70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-117
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17628
Call sign: Dustoff
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: unknown
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 09/14/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province
Military grid coordinates of event: CS459158
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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