Name: WO1 Peter Paul Polak
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.3
Date of Birth: 10/22/1946
Home City: Cable, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 116 AHC, 269 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-13/68-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32W-072
Short Summary: Crash near Go De Hau bridge w/CPT Jack Rose. Hornets at Cu Chi. flying in Bill Reid's place because Bill had a dentist appointment.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00661
Call sign: Stinger
Service number: W3161677
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST ANN'S CEMETERY, CABLE, WI
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 07/29/1994
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