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Name: CPT Henry Mershon Spengler III
Status: Remains were returned on 08/18/89 from an incident on 04/05/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.4
Date of Birth: 10/26/1946
Home City: Alexandria, VA
Service: EN branch of the regular component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 71-14
Service: EN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 02W-129
Short Summary: Hit by anti-aircraft fire while pulling up from 2nd gun run near Loc Ninh Airfield crashed & exploded. See Windeler. Buried 28 Aug 89
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15594
Call sign: BLUE MAX
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 08/16/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - interim
Length of service: 04
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XU747056
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Presbyterian
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: officer
This record was last updated on 11/26/1996

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