Name: WO1 Alex C. Spence, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 06/20/1970 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.8
Date of Birth: 08/19/1946
Home City: Tonawanda, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 162 AHC, 13 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-19
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 09W-075
Short Summary: Hit trees on gun run, crashed and burned. CE E3 CATLETT survived.
Aircraft: UH-1C tail number 65-09454
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/16/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Kien Hoa Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, BUFFALO, NY
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 07/29/1994
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