Name: CW2 Larry Wayne Rabren (posthumously promoted)
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/30/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.1
Date of Birth: 03/13/1949
Home City: Valparaiso, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-076
Short Summary: Hit by B40 rocket after spotting enemy ground troops northeast of Dak To II. Lewis was eye witness.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16126
Call sign: Scalphunter 16
Service number: W3164728
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/03/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: SUNSET CEMETERY, VALPARAISO, FL
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
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