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Name: CPT Arnold Sanford
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 04/23/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 30.9
Date of Birth: 05/12/1938
Home City: Orangeburg, SC
Service: SC branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 173 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-4
Service: SC branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 26W-036
Short Summary: Mid-air collision on night combat assault in the Ben Suc area.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00802
Call sign: ROBINHOOD
Service number: O5336232
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Mid-Air, Night
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 06/09/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Binh Duong Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist - other groups
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995

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