Name: CW2 Michael Richard Pickles
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/27/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 09/13/1948
Home City: Sanford, ME
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/1 CAV, 23 INF
Prior Unit: 176 AHC 69-70
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 68-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-060
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16023
Call sign: Sabre
Service number: W3162623
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 03/07/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
He was in the 176th AHC and went to the Cav Unit to fly LOHs. He extended 6 months to fly OH-6's -- ONE round in the head, low-level. From Dave Grieger
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: ST IGNATIUS CEMETERY, SANFORD, ME
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 11/08/2008
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