Name: WO1 Ernest De Forest Petty
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/09/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.8
Date of Birth: 11/20/1944
Home City: St Louis, MO
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 176 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 70-9/70-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 07W-050
Short Summary: Gunship with WO1 Robert Sizemore, SP4 J.M. Brown, & SP4 D.M. Pickett.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00561
Call sign: Muskets
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/04/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: JEFFERSON BARRACKS NAT CEM, ST LOUIS MO
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 08/20/1992
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