Name: WO1 Fredrick Wayne Sheffield
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 05/13/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.1
Date of Birth: 03/27/1948
Home City: Cantonment, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 174 AHC, 14 CAB
Major organization: Americal Division
Flight class: 69-43/69-41
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 10W-036
Short Summary: A/C accident due to a maintenance failure according to LTC Rick Diamond south of FSB 411 on MSR near Quang Ngai. See Henke.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 66-00662
Call sign: Sharks
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Failure
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 02/17/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Location: Quang Ngai Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Burial information: HIGHLAND BAPT CH CEMETERY, MOLINO, FL
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/14/1998
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