Name: CPT George Bernard Rusnak
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/22/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 29.5
Date of Birth: 09/30/1937
Home City: Philipsburg, PA
Service: AT branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-12
Service: AT branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 17E-024
Aircraft: UH-1B tail number 64-14080
Service number: O5406694
Country: South Vietnam
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: passenger
Started Tour: 09/30/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - non-aircrew
Length of service: 04
Location: Binh Dinh Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
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: officer
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