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Name: WO1 Stephen Lyle Tronerud
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 12/28/1968 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 10 days later on 01/07/1969.
Age at death: 26.0
Date of Birth: 01/06/1943
Home City: Fosston, MN
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/1/9 CAV 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 68-11/68-17
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 35W-051
Short Summary: Died later from burns in crash caused by skid striking the ground while flying low level. Johnson also died of burns. Cobb survived.
Aircraft: OH-6A tail number 67-16029
Service number: W3161474
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: A/C Accident
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/11/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 08
Location: Tay Ninh Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died illness or injuries
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
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 04/26/2002

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