Name: WO1 Francis Albert Rochkes
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/09/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.4
Date of Birth: 03/09/1946
Home City: Pana, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 24E-097
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09422
Service number: W3155123
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 01
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, PANA, IL
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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