Name: MAJ Stephen Richard Porcella
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/30/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 32.3
Date of Birth: 08/06/1935
Home City: Worcester, MA
Service: AT branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHT/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 31E-016
Short Summary: At app. 2100 crashed into a mountain top near Doc Pho returning from briefing. Kushner POW.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00909
Service number: OF106776
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 07/04/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Quang Tin Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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: officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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