Name: CW2 Samuel Ryoichi Saito
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/24/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.9
Date of Birth: 01/06/1950
Home City: Fresno, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/8 CAV, 23 INF
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-31/69-29
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-082
Short Summary: Following a forced landing at Chu Lai.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 67-17840
Call sign: Blue Ghost 3
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 05/02/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FRESNO MEMORIAL GARDENS, FRESNO, CA
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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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