Name: WO1 Jon Patrick Roche
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/08/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 02/05/1947
Home City: Canisteo, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-505/68-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-054
Short Summary: In fire of burning helicopter. Helicopter air casualty - aircrew
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16323
Service number: W3160828
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 10/26/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, CANISTEO, 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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