Name: 1LT Frank Latimer Rice, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/02/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 04/20/1945
Home City: Sunbury, NC
Service: TC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 235 AVN, CAN THO
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-32
Service: TC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 11W-087
Short Summary: Mid-air with a Vietnamese gereral's O-2A 68-11065 flying to low in ops area. With WO1 Donald L. Parker.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15554
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 04/21/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: DAMASCUS CHRISTIAN CH CEM, SUNBURY, NC
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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