Name: WO1 Francis Baron Schmitt
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/17/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 24.5
Date of Birth: 11/30/1943
Home City: Tampa, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 175 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-23/67-21
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 62E-011
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-16051
Service number: W3159047
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 06
Location: Kien Tuong Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: MYRTLE HILL MEMORIAL PARK, TAMPA, FL
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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