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Name: CPT Michael Robert Reitz
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.1
Date of Birth: 08/01/1944
Home City: Cuba, NY
Service: FA branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 117 AHC, 145 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-24
Service: FA branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-034
Short Summary: Lost tail rotor then main rotor due to mast bumping, crashed and burned on approach into Plantation AAF.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15475
Service number: O5236119
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/30/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994

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