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Name: WO1 Barry Arthur Rhash
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/29/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.0
Date of Birth: 03/29/1949
Home City: Asheville, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 70-33
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 04W-092
Short Summary: Failed to pull out of a rocket run on a night IV Corps security fire support run. With CPT Charles H. Edwards, Jr.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15820
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 01/06/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Vinh Binh Province IV Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XR173861
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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 05/25/1998

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