Name: WO1 Arvid Oscar Silverberg, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/23/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.5
Date of Birth: 08/01/1946
Home City: West Brookfield, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 283 MED DET
Major organization: other
Flight class: 68-1/67-25
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-068
Short Summary: Hit by B-40 rocket while performing MEDEVAC hoist mission out of Pleiku, RVN.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16217
Call sign: Medevac
Service number: W3160106
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: B-40 at hover
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 06/04/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: YA940681
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: PINE GROVE CEMETERY, WEST BROOKFIELD, MA
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
This record was last updated on 08/20/1995
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