Name: CPT Albert Tijerina, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/01/1971 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 27.6
Date of Birth: 07/25/1943
Home City: San Angelo, TX
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 21 SOS
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 04W-015
Short Summary: Had one engine shot out while inserting troops in northern Laos, crashed in trees & exploded. The pilots were the only US casualties.
Aircraft: CH-53C tail number 68-10931
Call sign: Knife
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 12/14/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: *
Military grid coordinates of event: TG635243
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: CALVARY CEMETERY, SAN ANGELO, TX
This record was last updated on 04/18/1998
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