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Name: 1LT Raymond Ellsworth Rupcic
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/06/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.2
Date of Birth: 01/26/1942
Home City: Lorain, OH
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 114 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 63-6T
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01E-101
Short Summary: Shot down by .50 cal, crashed inverted, and exploded. All crew members killed. Brown witness. Bodies picked up by 21 Div ARVNs.
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 63-08667
Service number: O5315409
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, LORAIN, OH
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
This record was last updated on 07/28/1994

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