Name: WO1 Morris Jerome Ross
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 10/05/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 4 days later on 10/09/1968.
Age at death: 26.9
Date of Birth: 11/01/1941
Home City: Tacoma, WA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 191 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 41W-036
Short Summary: Died from injuries 4 days later resulting from accident caused by striking a rice paddy with the tail rotor. AC WO1 B.R. Ungles survived
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 65-12893
Service number: W3160930
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 07/18/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Kien Phong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: unknown or not reported
Burial information: MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL PARK, LAKEWOOD, WA
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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