Name: WO1 Larus Wayne Roland
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/14/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.7
Date of Birth: 03/02/1941
Home City: Portland, OR
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 170 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 67-13
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29E-097
Short Summary: Helicopter hit by B-40 rocket while in LZ southwest of Dakto. DOD lists as ground casualty.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16539
Service number: W3157413
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Compliment cause: weapons
Started Tour: 09/26/1967
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Reason: explosive device
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Baptist - other groups
Burial information: WILLAMETTE NATIONAL CEMETERY, PORTLAND OR
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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