Name: 1LT Nicholas John Swidonovich
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 01/15/1969 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 23.1
Date of Birth: 12/12/1945
Home City: New York, NY
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: HHC/212 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-510/68-16
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 34W-010
Short Summary: Shot down supporting 3rd Marines in contact west of Hoa An in I Corps. Had 3rd Marine CO, RTO, & SGM on board. W/W.A. Currence.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16205
Service number: O5340976
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: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Started Tour: 09/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 02
Location: Quang Nam Province I Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Burial information: ST PETER & PAUL CEM, SOUTH RIVER, NJ
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
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