Name: WO1 Eric Wyckoff Taylor
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/18/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 21.6
Date of Birth: 06/30/1948
Home City: New York, NY
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/227 AHB 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-23
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 13W-030
Short Summary: Shot down while supplying ammo to our troops in Cambodia.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 68-15251
Service number: W3166649
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 09/17/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
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
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