Name: WO1 Nicholas Gabriel Saunders
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/18/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 21.9
Date of Birth: 07/03/1948
Home City: Glendora, CA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: C/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 69-31
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-062
Short Summary: Phoenix Mission
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-16375
Call sign: Phoenix
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 12/22/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Latter Day Saints (Mormon)
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: warrant officer
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