Name: WO1 Ronald Ernest Pickart
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.6
Date of Birth: 05/18/1949
Home City: Fond Du Lac, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/2/1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Field Force
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-014
Short Summary: Aircraft accident.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16249
Call sign: BLACKHAWK
Service number: W3166628
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/14/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Binh Thuan Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: ESTABROOKS CEMETERY, FOND DU LAC, WI
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 05/25/1998
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