Name: WO1 Roger Glen Reid
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/31/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 08/15/1949
Home City: Jamaica W Indies, XX
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-097
Short Summary: Hit in the face by AK-47 round. Pilot Bob Johnson, CE and gunner survived crash.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 69-15277
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: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 07/20/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YB935188
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY, BROOKVILLE, IN
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 07/26/1997
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