Name: WO1 Byron Clair Tucker
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/15/1968 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 22.4
Date of Birth: 03/07/1946
Home City: Sparta, WI
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: A/9 AVN 9 INF
Major organization: 9th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-9/68-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 48W-020
Short Summary: Wire strike, crash and burn while searching for a downed Dustoff helicopter.
Aircraft: UH-1D tail number 66-00779
Service number: W3161194
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 062B = Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Primary cause: Wire Strike
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: co-pilot
Started Tour: 08/08/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Location: Bien Hoa Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Methodist (Evangelical United Brethren)
Burial information: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, SPARTA, WI
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 08/20/1995
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