ROWE RUSSELL ALLEN
Name: CW2 Russell Allen Rowe
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 07/19/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 11/20/1945
Home City: Lexington Park, MD
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 121 AHC, OR 131 AVN?
Prior Unit: 117 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 66-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08W-033
Short Summary: Killed by friendly artillery air burst 2nd tour. New NCO had tubes 180 out firing H & I intended for A Shau Valley. UH-1 1st tour. OV-1
Call sign: Spud
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 101D = Fixed Wing Pilot, Surveillance Aircraft
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Major attributing cause: misadventure
Compliment cause: artillery or mortar
Started Tour: 02/15/1970
"Official" listing: ground casualty
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: artillery or rocket
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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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