Name: WO1 John Thomas Sticher
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/06/1965 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 20.8
Date of Birth: 02/22/1945
Home City: Arlington, VA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 120 AHC
Major organization: other
Flight class: 64-8
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 03E-136
Short Summary: Shot in the neck while piloting a helicopter.
Service number: W3152301
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 03/18/1965
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Unknown Province

Additional information about this casualty:
Hit by a single bullet while flying at 1,500 feet four miles east of Saigon which would have been in Gia Dinh Province.

From: 145th Avn Bn ORLL for Aug-Oct 1966. Incident is addressed under the topic "Training and organization".

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single 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: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 12/02/2022

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