Name: 1LT Medard A. J. Ruehle
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/11/1967 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.7
Date of Birth: 08/13/1942
Home City: Upper Sandusky, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Prior Unit: 227 AHB 1 CAV 66
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-14
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18E-017
Short Summary: Shot while lagered near Duc Pho waiting with a reaction force while our Blues were on a sweep.
Service number: O5226468
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Ground Casualty
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Started Tour: 10/20/1966
"Official" listing: ground casualty
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
1st. Lt. M. A. RUEHLE (class 66-14, KIA 11 April 67) He was serving with Bravo Troop, 1/9th Cav at the time of his death. He was shot while lagered near Duc Pho. We were waiting with a reaction force while our Blues were on a sweep. Two VC opened up with AK's, killing RUEHLE and wounding an infantryman. From: Jim Pratt, Saber 39

Reason: gunshot or small arms fire
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
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: officer
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