SPISTO JUSTIN RICHARD
Name: CPT Justin Richard Spisto
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/04/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 28.6
Date of Birth: 07/23/1941
Home City: Patchogue, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: SPECIAL FORCES
Major organization: Special Forces
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-083
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1542 = 15 Infantry 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: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 08/04/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 10
Location: Kien Giang Province IV Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, NY
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 02/21/1994
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