Name: CW2 Ben Frederick Sutton
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 09/03/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 23.4
Date of Birth: 04/03/1946
Home City: Palmetto, FL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: B/158 AVN 101 ABN
Major organization: 101st Airborne Division
Flight class: 68-7
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 18W-030
Short Summary: Hit tree crashed and burned departing an LZ with troops.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15537
Call sign: Lancer
Service number: W3160952
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 02/19/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: SKYWAY MEMORIAL GARDENS, PALMETTO, FL
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 07/28/1994
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