Name: WO1 Stanley Bruce Smith
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/10/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.8
Date of Birth: 06/09/1946
Home City: Washington, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 61 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 67-21/67-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 44E-011
Short Summary: Shortly after T/O A/C was seen making descending right turn, crashed, & burned.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16330
Service number: W3158952
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: co-pilot
Started Tour: 01/15/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Khanh Hoa Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: GLENDALE CEMETERY, WASHINGTON, IL
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 08/01/2003
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