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Name: 1LT Jerome Joseph Schlight
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/30/1969 while performing the duty of Co-pilot.
Age at death: 25.7
Date of Birth: 06/07/1943
Home City: Melrose, MN
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: H&MS-36
Prior Unit: HMM-363
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 33W-022
Short Summary: Died of crash injuries when UH-34D had in-flight tailrotor servo failure due to suspected hydraulic contamination. The aircraft burned.
Aircraft: UH-34D tail number 148822
Service number: 0100649
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7561 = FRS Basic CH-46 Pilot
Started Tour: 11/18/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Thua Thien Province I Corps.

Additional information about this casualty:
I worked on 148822 for months as an aviation electrician so I'm aware of multiple reasons for a hard over in the yaw channel. It could have been a failure of the ASE servo, hydraulic servo contamination or a mechanical issue. The aircraft burned so there was no final determination. From: Wayne Stafford, H&MS-36 68-69

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: ST MARY'S CEM, MELROSE, MN
This record was last updated on 12/15/2008

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