Name: WO1 Ralph S. Roussell, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/05/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.4
Date of Birth: 01/10/1950
Home City: Bogalusa, LA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 119 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-27/69-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-016
Short Summary: Both pilots shot on combat assault. Gunner survived. Roussell was A/C Lundequam was pilot.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16354
Call sign: Alligator 10
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 10/16/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: PONEMAH CEMETERY, BOGALUSA, LA
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
This record was last updated on 11/13/2003
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