Name: WO1 John Michael Rizzo, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/14/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 03/13/1948
Home City: Oceanside, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/2/17 CAV 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-1
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 14W-034
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17349
Service number: W3164192
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 04/09/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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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