Name: WO1 Ralph R. Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/13/1966 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 22.9
Date of Birth: 07/13/1943
Home City: Lincolnton, NC
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 66-1/66-3
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 08E-046
Short Summary: Ground fire.
Aircraft: OH-13S tail number 63-09153
Service number: W3152996
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 05/16/1966
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Unknown Province
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, LINCOLNTON, NC
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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