Name: WO1 Mark Vedder Schmidt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/27/1967 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 26.5
Date of Birth: 06/23/1941
Home City: Leeds, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/3/4 CAV
Major organization: 25th Infantry Division
Flight class: 66-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 32E-081
Short Summary: M/R severed by M-79 round on UH-1B gunship at Cu Chi at 50 ft
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09468
Service number: W3155180
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/10/1967
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: other religions (Hindu, Thai, etc.)
Burial information: JEFFERSON RURAL CEMETERY, CATSKILL, NY
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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