Name: WO1 Michael D. Rosenthal, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/31/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.0
Date of Birth: 10/26/1944
Home City: Metairie, LA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/229 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-15
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 16W-010
Short Summary: Transmission failure beside Nui Ba Den with Murray J. Wyman. 6 passengers also killed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16650
Service number: W3164874
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 07/20/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA
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: warrant officer
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