Name: WO1 Ronald Gene Phears
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/04/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 08/10/1942
Home City: Liberty, TX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/2 BDE 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48E-009
Short Summary: Killed while flying C&C 20 northeast of LZ Stud.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16952
Service number: W3158622
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/10/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Tri Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FAIRLAWN CEMETERY, LIBERTY, TX
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
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