PORRAZZO LOUIS EDWARD
Name: 1LT Louis Edward Porrazzo
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/27/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 12/01/1942
Home City: Boston, MA
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-22
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 27E-021
Short Summary: Leading blues on ground in An Loa Valley. Killed while moving alone in a trench dotted with many spider holes.
Service number: O5022816
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1542 = 15 Infantry Unit Commander
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 04/16/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 02
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Additional information about this casualty:
My late husband, Lt. Louis E. Porrazzo is listed as being KIA as a pilot. He was a pilot, but was killed while performing the duties of a platoon leader...
From: Betty Porrazzo
Reason: multiple-fragment wounds
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, WELLESLEY, MA
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
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