Name: WO1 Herbert William Scott III
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/12/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.7
Date of Birth: 10/15/1946
Home City: St Petersburg, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/7/17 CAV
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 57W-004
Short Summary: Exploded in air during VR mission west of Kontum with SGT John T. O'Donnel. Blues recovered bodies.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 66-17812
Service number: W3158643
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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 01/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Kontum Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YA896732
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, ST PETERSBURG, 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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