Name: CPT Peter John Russell
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 08/01/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 10/31/1973.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 10/02/1946
Home City: New York, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 240 AHC, 214 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-2
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 50W-045
Short Summary: W/William Fernan.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-15154
Call sign: Mad Dog 36
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: non-hostile missing - interim
Length of service: *
Location: Phuoc Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YT465985
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY (IMO)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
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